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Sample DB - can I delete it?

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What is in the SampleDB and can I delete it? I'm not so sure it's useful and it's eating up 10G of disk space.

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Re: Sample DB - can I delete it?

Influencer

Huh, 10 gig? I guess something went wrong here. Yes you can delete the sample index as well as disable or delete the sample app at $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/sample_app.

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Keep in mind that the sample_app will be re-installed by the installer whenever you upgrade splunk. So instead of deleting the app, I suggest disabling it. That preference will persist even after a new version of splunk has been installed; but if you remove the app, it will be installed again in an "enabled" state.

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Re: Sample DB - can I delete it?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

It should be closer to 10 megabytes, not 10 GB.

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