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Can I migrate indexes into a volume reference?

ephemeric
Communicator

Hi,

Forgive me if this is a dumb question... can I move an index(s) into a volume reference?
Index paths will remain the same as we want to limit total size via "maxVolumeDataSizeMB".
Will the index name(s) be created in "coldToFrozenDir"?

I have an index(s) in indexes.conf (SPLUNK_DB=/media/data/splunk):

[sonicwall]
coldPath = $SPLUNK_DB/sonicwall/colddb
homePath = $SPLUNK_DB/sonicwall/db
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB/sonicwall/thawedd

[index n]
...

I wish for new indexes.conf to be:

coldToFrozenDir = /media/archive

[volume:san]
path = /media/data/splunk
maxVolumeDataSizeMB = 2000000

[sonicwall]
coldPath = volume:san/sonicwall/colddb
homePath = volume:san/sonicwall/db
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB/sonicwall/thaweddb

[index n]
...

Thank you.

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jkat54
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Yes you can "migrate" like this. Usually good to backup your data before playing though 😉

The index names will only show up in coldToFrozenDir when a bucket roles to frozen (I believe, but could be wrong).

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

You should be fine.

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