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Deleting a bucket

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Suppose I want to delete a bucket from an indexer for some reason. Can I:

  1. stop splunk
  2. delete the offending bucket
  3. start splunk

Any harmful side effects? I've done this on a test setup and seems ok.

thanks,
bw

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Re: Deleting a bucket

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

That's the right way. Buckets in the thawed state can be removed while the server is running, but hot / warm/ cold should not be.