Getting Data In

How to ingest logs from a single file and split them into 2 source types or indexes?

daniel_augustyn
Contributor

I've been trying to ingest logs from a single log file into 2 source types. For example, looking at the 'messages' file in Linux, I want to split the logs from this file into different source types or indexes.

Sourcetype 1:

Jul 10 09:20:01 systemd: Started Session 27535 of user root.

Sourcetype 2:

Jul 10 09:13:26 rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="X.X.X" x-pid="18406" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] rsyslogd

How should I approach this?

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sundareshr
Legend

Try this

*Props*

[source::...regex_to_match_filename] 
TRANSFORMS-st-sys = force-sourcetype-systemd
TRANSFORMS-st-rsys = force-sourcetype-rsyslogd

*Transforms*

[force-sourcetype-systemd]
DEST_KEY = MetaData::Sourcetype 
REGEX = (systemd)
FORMAT = sourcetype::$1 
WRITE_META = true

[force-sourcetype-rsyslogd]
DEST_KEY = MetaData::Sourcetype 
REGEX = (rsyslogd)
FORMAT = sourcetype::$1 
WRITE_META = true

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.1/Admin/Transformsconf

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ArchieCrozier
Path Finder

@sundareshr Appreciate the response.  Was looking for this one.

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sundareshr
Legend

Try this

*Props*

[source::...regex_to_match_filename] 
TRANSFORMS-st-sys = force-sourcetype-systemd
TRANSFORMS-st-rsys = force-sourcetype-rsyslogd

*Transforms*

[force-sourcetype-systemd]
DEST_KEY = MetaData::Sourcetype 
REGEX = (systemd)
FORMAT = sourcetype::$1 
WRITE_META = true

[force-sourcetype-rsyslogd]
DEST_KEY = MetaData::Sourcetype 
REGEX = (rsyslogd)
FORMAT = sourcetype::$1 
WRITE_META = true

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.1/Admin/Transformsconf

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