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Deployment App inputs.conf issues

Norling80
Path Finder

Hi.

We have an issue when we are trying to collect syslogdata from a filesystem on a syslog server with help from a deployment-app.

The folder structure looks like this, all data is being written to /var/log/netlogs/"IP-adress of the device"/messages.log

Example structure:
/var/log/netlogs/10.3.56.12/messages.log
/var/log/netlogs/10.3.56.13/messages.log
/var/log/netlogs/10.3.56.14/messages.log
/var/log/netlogs/10.3.56.15/messages.log

Here is the inputs.conf file we are using right now (we have experimented back and forward with crcSalt, initCrcLength)
[monitor:///var/log/netlogs/]
sourcetype = syslog
whitelist = .log$
SHOULD_LINEMERGE = false
crcSalt = <string>
initCrcLength = 6250
ignoreOlderThan = 10m
index = network

Any ides what we need to do in order to index every single messages.conf in this filestructure

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samhughe
Path Finder

Have you looked at https://wiki.splunk.com/Community:Troubleshooting_Monitor_Inputs in particular https://your-splunk-server:8089/services/admin/inputstatus/TailingProcessor:FileStatus ? Can be quite helpful in seeing why files aren't being processed.

My guess would be "ignoreOlderThan = 10m" is the issue. This means that Splunk ignores any files that is older than 10minutes when it first sees the file (on startup) even if it is written to later on while Splunk is still running. The only way to get Splunk to process the files once it has 'tagged' them as old, is to restart Splunk.

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

How about just this

[monitor:///var/log/netlogs/*/messages.log]
sourcetype = syslog
SHOULD_LINEMERGE = false
crcSalt = <string>
initCrcLength = 6250
ignoreOlderThan = 10m
index = network
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Norling80
Path Finder

Thanks for the answer, unfortunately that did not do the trick, we have also checked the filesystem access rights and they are all good.

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