Deployment Architecture

I've read it's not recommended to build indexes with maxdatasize for buckets less than 750mb, but what about indexes that do not generate many events?

xxyz
Explorer

I've read that it's not recommended to build indexes with maxdatasize for buckets less than 750mb. What about for small footprint indexes that do not generate a lot of events?

Tags (3)
0 Karma

hortonew
Builder

Perfectly acceptable to lower this. Splunk provides an example of this on their indexes.conf page:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.4/admin/Indexesconf
maxDataSize = 500

The recommendations depend on your bucket rotation strategies (how many warm buckets you're keeping, where they're going afterwards, etc).

.conf21 CFS Extended through 5/20!

Don't miss your chance
to share your Splunk
wisdom in-person or
virtually at .conf21!

Call for Speakers has
been extended through
Thursday, 5/20!