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How do I delete an index?

Path Finder

Hi

I would like to delete an index. This will be my first time, so I do not want to do to much harm.

-Is there any obstacle?
-What is the best way to do that?
-About what I need to remember?

or maybe I could remove data if I do not have any extracted fields?

Thank you

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Re: How do I delete an index?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

In summary:

First you'll want to ensure that any inputs that are sending events to that index are disabled. This way the indexer won't be confused while it keeps receiving events for a deleted index.

Next, delete or comment out any configuration in indexes.conf associated with this index.

Finally, restart the indexer ( or apply cluster-bundle for indexer cluster ) and then delete the directory the index is associated with.

More details here : http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.3.0/Indexer/RemovedatafromSplunk

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Re: How do I delete an index?

Path Finder

link is very useful. Thank you.

Last question:
Currently I have just flat files.
if I go to Settings - Inexes. There I see Actions "DELETE" available next to indexes which have been created. This has not been mentioned on documentation

Can I use it ? What is the drowback of that way?

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Re: How do I delete an index?

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Re: How do I delete an index?

Path Finder

link is very useful. Thank you.

Last question:

if I go to Settings - Inexes. There I see Actions "DELETE" available next to indexes which have been created. This has not been mentioned on documentation

Can I use it ? What is the drowback of that way?

0 Karma