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How to avoid data loss on HF on restart

Path Finder

I have service now add on, db connect in Heavy Forwarder. So i cant use multiple instances of HF to avoid data duplication and licensing. My both apps Service Now and DB connect are in real time sync, also I need to do changes in props & transforms frequently. so in this case how to avoid data loss. Just using indexer ack will resolve?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This is addressed partially in 8.0.1 and coming in 7.2.10, adding and removing inputs for HEC will no longer require a restart!

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Ultra Champion

I took the liberty of changing your post to a new question, instead of an answer to https://answers.splunk.com/answers/674341/missing-of-events-and-flooding-of-data-in-heavy-fo.html

To better understand your situation: why do you have frequent props/transforms changes that require a restart? Does this HF do other tasks, besides the SN and DBX apps (e.g. routing data from other forwarders or so)?

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Hi Frank,
Since I am also expecting an answer to a similar question, please find the details below.

When we add a new HEC via inputs.conf in HF, we have a setting restartSplunkd = true in Serverclass associated with HEC app. So whenever we add a new HEC, we need to restart the HF's that is used to collect the HTTP inputs.

Can we use restartSplunkd = false while adding a new inputs.conf ?

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