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ERROR: failed to load index config: 'maxTotalDataSizeMB' tag required in config for

Flynt
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

My Splunk won't start due to this error! What do I do?

ERROR: failed to load index config: 'maxTotalDataSizeMB' tag required in config for (...)

1 Solution

Flynt
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A few things to check here.

  1. Check your indexes.conf for any typos or non-numeric characters for this field.
  2. Check and make sure your indexes.conf does not contain a comment or any other information AFTER the number - see below

OK :

maxTotalDataSizeMB = 50000  

NOT OK :

maxTotalDataSizeMB = 50000   #Some comment here

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Flynt
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

A few things to check here.

  1. Check your indexes.conf for any typos or non-numeric characters for this field.
  2. Check and make sure your indexes.conf does not contain a comment or any other information AFTER the number - see below

OK :

maxTotalDataSizeMB = 50000  

NOT OK :

maxTotalDataSizeMB = 50000   #Some comment here

jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

FWIW, we can't cut configuration values generally with the # mark; for example they are needed in paths, and in regular expressions.

We could theoretically cut values that don't require # marks, but it could get rather tedious in documenting all the execeptions. In short I think it would make using and supporting splunk harder.

yannK
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee
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