Getting Data In

Attempting to run Splunk, why am I getting "Problem parsing indexes.conf: Cannot create index 3rdIndex: path of homePath must be absolute"?

athoma31
Explorer
[volume:primary]
path = opt/splunk/splunk_data
maxVolumeDataSizeMB = 2000000

[3rdIndex]
homePath   = volume:primary/3rdIndex/db
coldPath   = volume:cold/3rdIndex/colddb
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB/3rdIndex/thaweddb
maxDataSize = auto_high_volume

When attempting to run splunk, it results in the message:

Problem parsing indexes.conf: Cannot create index 3rdIndex: path of homePath must be absolute ('opt/splunk/splunk_data/3rdIndex/db') 

What's strange is that I have other indexers with the same stanzas in indexes.conf, except that on those, the volume definitions were split to a separate indexes.conf. Any ideas?

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martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Prepend a slash to your primary volume path and try again.

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martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Prepend a slash to your primary volume path and try again.

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athoma31
Explorer

There's no telling how many times I overlooked that simple mistake. Thanks!

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