Deployment Architecture

What is the typical or recommended data retention time frame for each bucket, hot, warm, and cold?

Explorer

What is the typical or recommended data retention time frame for each bucket, hot, warm, and cold?

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

hot->warm->cold isn't primarily controlled by time.

hot->warm is mostly controlled by number of open hot buckets and the size of the hot bucket.
warm->cold is mostly controlled by size of your warm volume and number of warm buckets.

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Data retention as in "how long to keep data in an index" depends mostly on three things:

  • how long to you have to keep the data to do what you need to do? (minimum)
  • how long are you allowed to keep the data? (maximum)
  • how much storage do you want to pay for? (fuzzy)
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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

really depends on your data, how fast you write the data in (gb per day) how often you want it to rotate and other considerations
there are some recommendation regarding bucket sizes for better search performance, but that also depends on some other factors

Explorer

ok thanks, just trying to get an idea of how we configure our indexers for data retention and what is most common or recommended.

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