Getting Data In

How do I configure a data retention policy and a working script for my indexes?

sunnyparmar
Communicator

Hi,

I want to create a data retention policy for my all indexes, but I don't know how to configure this:
- coldToFrozenDir = "<path to frozen archive>"
- coldToFrozenScript =["<path to program that runs script>"] "<path to script>"
But how do we add this in the indexes.conf file? Can somebody give me the idea of doing this?

Thanks in advance.

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alemarzu
Motivator

Sunnyparmar,

You have to set the frozenTimePeriodInSecs = property for each index. Data will be searchable for the time you specified. And If you do not specify a coldToFrozenScript, data is deleted when rolled to frozen.

[main]

90 days retention

frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 7776000
coldToFrozenScript = "$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/python" "$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/myColdToFrozenScript.py"

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alemarzu
Motivator

Sunnyparmar,

You have to set the frozenTimePeriodInSecs = property for each index. Data will be searchable for the time you specified. And If you do not specify a coldToFrozenScript, data is deleted when rolled to frozen.

[main]

90 days retention

frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 7776000
coldToFrozenScript = "$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/python" "$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/myColdToFrozenScript.py"

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sunnyparmar
Communicator

thanks.. will do the same...

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