I've created a custom app on my search head and want to map it to an index on my indexer which is a separate physical server in a distributed deployment(not clustered).
I am editing the indexes.conf in the app and dutifully pointing the homepath to $SPLUNK_DB/appname/db, however, it's not on the local filesystem. Does Splunk handle $SPLUNK_DB and realize this actually resides on a remote server? I haven't set $SPLUNK_DB in splunk-launch.conf so I believe it will default to $SPLUNK_HOME/var/lib/splunk which is a local path. Also nothing set in sys env vars.