Getting Data In

Changing the Default Index per-Host

AthlonRob
Engager

Is it possible to somehow configure the "default" index on a per-host basis? We have several lightweight forwarders and are having to go in and manually edit the index to point to a custom index for each input. Surely there's a way to do it once and have it work everywhere?

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gkanapathy
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Yes. You can just add

[default]
index = newindex

to the top of inputs.conf (probably $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/inputs.conf, but any one should work)

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