Deployment Architecture

How do I see what/if buckets were deleted by Splunk and why?

pinVie
Path Finder

Hi all,

We currently have the situation where some buckets are disappearing from Splunk. So my question is, how do I see what/if buckets were deleted by Splunk (e.g., because of insufficient storage) and maybe a reason for the buckets being deleted?

Personally I think that something on the SAN in the background is weird, but I'd like to check Splunk.

Thank you

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The only time Splunk deletes buckets is when cold data is frozen and you don't have an archive script in place. Deleted buckets are logged to SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/splunkd_stdout.log.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The only time Splunk deletes buckets is when cold data is frozen and you don't have an archive script in place. Deleted buckets are logged to SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/splunkd_stdout.log.

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pinVie
Path Finder

Hi - so our issue was that we created a volume like this:

[volume:index]
path = $SPLUNK_DB
maxVolumeDataSizeMB = 15000000

but maxTotalDataSizeInMB remaind 500000.
What we did now is to increase maxTotalDataSizeInMB to 4294967295 for all relevant indexes.

Thank you !

cboillot
Communicator

Has this changed in the new versions? Where can I find this in v7.x?

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gjanders
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Answered in your new post https://answers.splunk.com/answers/724302/does-splunk-log-deleted-buckets-1.html

Alerts for Splunk Admins https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3796/
Version Control for Splunk https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/4355/
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