Deployment Architecture

Can I switch my install method on Linux?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If I start off using the tgz installer can I subsequently start using a package installer (rpm or deb)? Is it as simple as pointing the installer at my previous installation?

Communicator

depends where you installed the tgz at. as I've never used the rpm I don't know where it installs splunk. given that everything you need is both in the tarball and rpm why switch?

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Motivator

The rpm and deb installers put the files in /opt/splunk. Ideally you'd move your existing installation aside, do a clean install via package, and then copy all of your local configuration (etc/system/local, etc/apps, etc/users, licenses, deployment manager files) into the new installation before starting Splunk. That way the package manager thinks it's a clean install rather than dealing with pre-existing/customized files.