We have a log for a specific index that was missing during an outage and we got it recovered. Obviously this log was not indexed with all the rest in the inputs.conf as it was not generated that day.
How can I index this specific log for this specific day in the proper index and make it appear as it was index that day?
Thanks all for your help in advance.
if im not mistaken, as long its a full file that is missing, you are very safe monitor it and the forwarder will pick it up and if it has correct time stamps, splunk will do the work for you.
if you are dealing with portions of a file, e.g. time you can use the
ignoreOlderThan in your inputs.conf
So could just create a monitor in the index.conf and point to the file and that would be it? Or we are talking about a different approach here?
Also the file is not a portion or segment is the file for the whole day.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Why create a new one? Don't you already have a monitor for the directory that this file would have been in if you didn't have the outage? Just copy the file into that same directory and you should be OK.