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How to edit my index to change the cold path?

stcrispan
Communicator

We just got done adding another 6T to our Splunk server. We'd planned to create another directory under $SPLUNK_DB, and then change all the indexes' Cold Path to include that new directory in the path.

However, when I went to change the Cold Path, I found I was unable to change it.

How do I change the cold path?

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gcusello
Esteemed Legend

Hi stcrispan,
as described at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.6/Indexer/Moveanindex you have to follow these items:

  • create a new directory on the new storage,
  • modify the indexes.conf file where your index is setted inserting the new path for colddb;
  • stop splunk,
  • if there are some data on your colddb copy them in the new location,
  • restart Splunk.

Remember to use an absolute path for the new location.
Otherwise, before restarting your Splunk, you have to repeat the previous process for all the indexes you have and then change DB_PATH variable in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/splunk-launch.conf.

In this way, your indexes are addressed to the new location.

Bye.
Giuseppe

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stcrispan
Communicator

Thank you!

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gcusello
Esteemed Legend

Hi stcrispan,
as described at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.2.6/Indexer/Moveanindex you have to follow these items:

  • create a new directory on the new storage,
  • modify the indexes.conf file where your index is setted inserting the new path for colddb;
  • stop splunk,
  • if there are some data on your colddb copy them in the new location,
  • restart Splunk.

Remember to use an absolute path for the new location.
Otherwise, before restarting your Splunk, you have to repeat the previous process for all the indexes you have and then change DB_PATH variable in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/splunk-launch.conf.

In this way, your indexes are addressed to the new location.

Bye.
Giuseppe

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