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What are the issues with index naming?

Champion

Previously we have encountered issues with using CAPS in index name configuration.

What other issues should we be aware of?

Are there issues with using special characters like "." or numerals in web2.0:

index=web2.0

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Re: What are the issues with index naming?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

yes, likely, use "underscore" to check.

index=web2_0

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Re: What are the issues with index naming?

Champion

Is this documented anywhere?

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Yes...see this link (search for "PER INDEX OPTIONS")
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.0.1/admin/Indexesconf

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

`******************************************************************************
PER INDEX OPTIONS
These options may be set under an [] entry.

Index names must consist of only numbers, letters, periods, underscores, and hyphens.
******************************************************************************`

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