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How to index data from the directory based on the log created date in SPLUNK?

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Hi Team,

I have a couple of logs to be monitored daily from a directory called LOG. The log name is error log.0, error log.1, and so on, where 0 means Sunday , 1 -->Monday etc. After 7 days, the logs will be automatically deleted from the directory.

Can someone suggest the search command to execute this? I have tried error log.* which will index all logs daily (unnecessary action)


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If you use "log.*" Splunk will indeed index all seven logs the first day, but after that should recognize that some files haven't changed and not re-index them.

If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.
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