Getting Data In

Getting additional disk space for a fast growing index. What's next?

Builder

We have a fast growing index which now has filled 94% of the available space. Our system administrators gave us a new device which we could mount at an additional mount point. How can we then redirect the index to utilize the new "partition"?

Since this is Linux, there is a possibility of stopping Splunk, copying the data over to the new device, then swapping mount points so that Splunk continues to work in the bigger space. I'm just wondering whether this is the optimal approach.

Tags (2)
0 Karma
1 Solution

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

In your indexes.conf file, you can point where the path to the index is.

More information on the indexes.conf file at:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Indexesconf

Example:
homePath = $SPLUNK_DB/MyIndex/db
coldPath = $SPLUNK_DB/MyIndex/colddb
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB/MyIndex/thaweddb

View solution in original post

0 Karma

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

In your indexes.conf file, you can point where the path to the index is.

More information on the indexes.conf file at:
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Indexesconf

Example:
homePath = $SPLUNK_DB/MyIndex/db
coldPath = $SPLUNK_DB/MyIndex/colddb
thawedPath = $SPLUNK_DB/MyIndex/thaweddb

View solution in original post

0 Karma