I have been seeing terrible search time results of late and found Splunk to be running
Continuously which in turn chews up resources. When comparing this installation against a "like" install the other install does not run this Python script. What is the reason this might be running? I am looking for a good reason to turn it off without interrupting anything else within Splunk.
So far I have come up empty on what is causing it to run.
It's the script that backfills the Deployment Monitor Index.
If you're deployment monitor is already populated, you can disable it.
AFAIK the only way to launch it is to hit the button in the Deployment Monitor app.
I am trying to find a way to disable the script but haven't found a way yet.
I disabled the dm_backfill.conf - disabled=1 but that failed.
dedup = 0
earliest = 1340776800.0
latest = 1341986400.0
maxjobs = 1
namespace = SplunkDeploymentMonitor
reverse = 1
saved_search = All indexers - regenerator
seed = 1342017493.05
status = 2
totaljobs = None
disabled = 1
....followed by a restart of Splunk, but it is still running. I want to have the Deployment Monitor running, just not this script, so I need to leave this enabled in the app.conf. Nothing to turn it off in the UI.
Any other thoughts on turning this script off short of uninstalling and reinstalling?
Found it in the inputs.conf
disabled = false
interval = 15
passAuth = admin
Turning to disabled = true