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Is it possible to delete unreferenced buckets while the Splunk server is running?

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I'm not sure how it came to be, but it looks like my _internal index's cold path has changed. This left a bunch of cold buckets in the old location which seems unreferenced by any index as seen by | dbinspect index=*.

As noted here:
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/108941/deleting-a-bucket.html#answer-108942
hot/warm/cold buckets should not be removed while the server is running, but in this case, it seems it can be done. Can someone confirm?

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Re: Is it possible to delete unreferenced buckets while the Splunk server is running?

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It would be interesting to see what you get when running -

splunk list excess-buckets _internal

Based on Remove excess bucket copies from the indexer cluster

You probably should be just fine to remove them...

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Re: Is it possible to delete unreferenced buckets while the Splunk server is running?

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The command resulted in "In handler 'clustermasterpeerindexes': master is not enabled on this node".

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