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How to configure coldToFrozenDir in indexes.conf on multiple indexers to archive indexed data?

Path Finder

So let’s say I have 2 or 3 indexers and I configure the coldToFrozenDir in the indexes.conf…

[default]
maxWarmDBCount = 200
frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 432000
rotatePeriodInSecs = 30
coldToFrozenDir = "myAmason_server_mount/myfrozenarchive"

Do you do this on each of the indexers or should I do something like this

Indexer1

[default]
maxWarmDBCount = 200
frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 432000
rotatePeriodInSecs = 30
coldToFrozenDir = "myAmason_server_mount/myfrozenarchive/index_1"

Indexer2

[default]
maxWarmDBCount = 200
frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 432000
rotatePeriodInSecs = 30
coldToFrozenDir = "myAmason_server_mount/myfrozenarchive/index_2"

Indexer3

[default]
maxWarmDBCount = 200
frozenTimePeriodInSecs = 432000
rotatePeriodInSecs = 30
coldToFrozenDir = "myAmason_server_mount/myfrozenarchive/index_3"

I wasn’t sure if the indexer data files would step on each other if I send all the data using coldToFrozenDir option to the same path. i.e "myAmasonservermount/myfrozenarchive"

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Re: How to configure coldToFrozenDir in indexes.conf on multiple indexers to archive indexed data?

Communicator

Hi,

I needed to know the same answer so I setup Splunk 6.4.8 and tested. To my dismay all buckets from all indexes got to your coldToFrozenDir as db_*.

Tried:
coldToFrozenDir = /media/archive/splunk/$indexname
but it created
/media/archive/splunk/\$indexname/

Lame.

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