Getting Data In

Blacklist pattern for distsearch.conf

Explorer

Does anyone have any examples of regex used in the Blacklist patterns for distsearch.conf? We are trying to limit what gets replicated in distributed searches and I thought this would be a good start. We currently have the following in our distsearch.conf:

system [replicationBlacklist]
system lookupindexfiles = (system|(apps/(?!pdfserver))|users(/_reserved)//)/lookups /.index($|/...)
system sampleapp = apps/sample_app/...

I am guessing replacing "sampleapp" with a current application that is running on my Splunk instance will stop this app from replicating. Is this correct? Do I need additional regex?

Builder

Hi

There are a couple of options that you can use for this regex. Both of them worked for me:

[replicationBlacklist]
sample1 = ...appname1...
sample2 = .appname2.

That would blacklist the whole lot of files from those apps, you could also only blacklist specific files from inside an app by including the whole path to the file

0 Karma
State of Splunk Careers

Access the Splunk Careers Report to see real data that shows how Splunk mastery increases your value and job satisfaction.

Find out what your skills are worth!