Deployment Architecture

Can I configure a Splunk Forwarder to forward all log data before shutting down?

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If I am about to shutdown my system, how can I make sure that the Splunk Forwarder has forwarded all log data off of the instance? In this case, the logs will be deleted when the system shuts down, so I want to make sure no log data goes missing.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You can't tell splunk to prevent a system from shutting down. However, you can run something like

tail -100 /opt/splunkforwarder/var/log/splunk/metrics.log | grep queue | grep tcpout

and make sure "current_size" = 0 before shutting it down.

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What you mean by "my System",Is it a UF or Indexer?

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