Too many search jobs found in the dispatch directory (found=28834, warning level=2000). This could negatively impact Splunk's performance, consider removing some of the old search jobs.

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The above warning message is displayed in th GUI with the following error message:

[JobManager module] Splunkd daemon is not responding:

I am running Splunk version 6.0. Can someone assist in locating this dispatch folder in Ubuntu and how to fix this issue automatically.



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There are some more things you can do to try to aviod this;
(in addition to bwooden:s suggestion)

In limits.conf increase the following ;
dispatch_dir_warning_size =

For your searches / savedsearches.conf add the following or decrese these accordingly;
dispatch.ttl = 1h

In the UI for your search set the expiration shortest possible .

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The dispatch folder is traditionally found in $SPLUNK_HOME/var/run/splunk/dispatch

To clean it safely, you may use the clean-dispatch command.