Getting Data In

Archive raw and/or indexed data to external syslog server

stwong
Communicator

Hi all,

Our Splunk server is getting data through several channels, e.g. universal forwarders, TCP input (e.g. OPSEC LEA of Checkpoint data), SNMP, DB connection, etc.). We hope to make a copy of these data (either raw or indexed) to external server (e.g. syslog) for long term archiving.
We're looking for any recommended solution. Would anyone please help?

Thanks a lot.
Rgds

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi stwong,

you can easily use Splunk for long term archiving ( see https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.0/Indexer/Setaretirementandarchivingpolicy ) you don't need to use an external system.

Anyway if you want to use a third party external system, you can forward all logs to an external system using syslogs ( see https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Forwarding/Forwarddatatothird-partysystemsd ).

Bye.
Giuseppe

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi stwong,

you can easily use Splunk for long term archiving ( see https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.0/Indexer/Setaretirementandarchivingpolicy ) you don't need to use an external system.

Anyway if you want to use a third party external system, you can forward all logs to an external system using syslogs ( see https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Forwarding/Forwarddatatothird-partysystemsd ).

Bye.
Giuseppe

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stwong
Communicator

Thanks, We've to use indexAndForward=true for forwarding to third party, correct?

Thanks again.

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi stwong,
if you're satisfied by this answer, please accept or upvote it.
Bye.
Giuseppe

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stwong
Communicator

Hi Giuseppe,

Thanks. Will try it out.

/STwong

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HiroshiSatoh
Champion

I think that you can backup and save it on a file server etc.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.0/Indexer/Backupindexeddata

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stwong
Communicator

Thanks, but we hope to forward to-be-fronzen data to external server (e.g. a syslog server) for archiving.

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