Getting Data In

Adding new data to index with a new sourcetype


I want add some files from a directory to be monitored by splunk, but I also want to give it a new sourcetype called capacityType

According to the admin manual would it be:

./splunk add monitor /opt/capacity_script/newdblog/capacity_* [-sourcetype capacityType]

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Try removing the [ ] around -sourcetype capacityType.

./splunk add monitor /opt/capacity_script/newdblog/capacity_* -sourcetype capacityType

This should update the inputs.conf located in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/local folder.

Also after updating the inputs.conf I always do a splunk restart.

Hope this helps


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Thanks travis for your help!

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