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How to delete an "source type" that is tied to indexed data. I accidentally added the source type and now want to correct it. Can help?

New Member

Hi, still learning Splunk and.....need to know..
How to delete an "source type" that is tied to indexed data. I accidentally added the source type and now want to correct it. I am using Ver. 5.0.4.

Can help?

Thanks!

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SplunkTrust
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You can handle this in a few ways:

1) Delete the data (must have the can_delete capability) using | delete
2) Alias the sourcetype - add this to props.conf
[old_sourcetype]
rename = new_sourcetype]

3) re-index the data with the correct sourcetype.

New Member

Thanks for asking.
I deleted the old sourcetype and re-indexed (and not stealing the credit....your answer helped me too.).

Thanks again!

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SplunkTrust
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Hi,

Try with this command in the search: sourcetype= | delete

Before you need to check that your user have permissions to do this.

Cheers,

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New Member

Thanks....this was helpful.

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