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frozenTimePeriodInSecs - when does this count start?

mookiie2005
Communicator

for the frozenTimePeriodInSecs attribute from indexes.conf, when does this count start? As soon as the data is indexed or does it count from once it went to cold or frozen status? (I already know that a DB bucket will not role to frozen until all the data in the bucket is older than the specified time.)

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jtrucks
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

As http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/Indexer/Setaretirementandarchivingpolicy indicates, "When the most recent data in a particular bucket reaches the configured age, the entire bucket is rolled."

Therefore, it is based on the time the event is indexed. This simplies all time parameters used in Splunk, as well.

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jtrucks
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

As http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/Indexer/Setaretirementandarchivingpolicy indicates, "When the most recent data in a particular bucket reaches the configured age, the entire bucket is rolled."

Therefore, it is based on the time the event is indexed. This simplies all time parameters used in Splunk, as well.

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the_wolverine
Champion

Correct except for aging is based on the event time, not indexed time.

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mookiie2005
Communicator

Thank you for the clarification.

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