When we first rolled out Splunk to our forwarders we installed the full version. We would now like to convert them to Universal Forwarders to reduce the footprint on the servers. All the documentation talks about converting from a light forwarder to a universal forwarder and using the MIGRATESPLUNK=1 option to convert the checkpoint data. Will that also work when going from a Heavy Forwarder to a Universal Forwarder?
If your HF is not doing any data parsing, you can just following same instruction for "migrating from light forwarder to universal forwarder". If your HF is doing data parsing, then first migrate those data parsing setting to your indexers, then follow those steps.