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Changed XML not updating without restart

Path Finder

Is it normal for Splunk to require a restart in order to display changes to dashboards? I created an advanced XML view and whenever I change the XML, I have to restart the splunkd process to get it to display the changes. Using a ctrl + f5 does not help.

I am running Splunk 4.3.3 on Server 2003

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Re: Changed XML not updating without restart

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You can keep this URL handy because each time you hit it, it tells Splunk to reload the views from disk without restarting.

http://host:port/en-US/debug/refresh?entity=admin/views

If you want something cooler you can download Sideview Utils, either the old 1.3 version on Splunkbase, or the newer free-for-internal-use version on the Sideview Site. Because then you can use the "FreshMaker" view it has.

you just go to

http://host:port/en-US/app/sideview_utils/refresh_entities

and it has a little UI asking you what kind of splunk entity you want to refresh from disk -- savedsearches/eventtypes/views/etc... By default it refreshes the views.

It's very handy and a lot of Sideview app developers just keep a bookmark in their browser toolbar.

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Re: Changed XML not updating without restart

Path Finder

This is the error I get when I visit that URL:

404 Not Found

Return to Splunk home page

App "debug" does not support UI access. See its app.conf for more information.

Do I need to do some further config?

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SplunkTrust

I think you still have an "app" in there. Note that the URL is just "/en-US/debug/refresh?entity=admin/views"

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Re: Changed XML not updating without restart

Path Finder

That was exactly the problem, thanks a lot for your help.

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