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How to undelete a input source

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I have a log file that was |delete'd from the index using search. I want the file back in the index. I did several steps of adding and removing the file as a Splunk input and restarting the machine's splunk. It just won't come back. Is there an easy way to |undelete?

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Splunk Employee

There is no way to undelete the data. If you still have the original data, you can reindex the file with the Splunk oneshot command, examples http://answers.splunk.com/questions/684/after-fixing-props-conf-how-to-re-index-the-same-files-using... and sort-of docs: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/4.1.4/Admin/CLIadmincommands

Splunk normally remembers files it has already seen and won't reindex them (even if you rename them) but oneshot bypasses this mechanism.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is no way to undelete the data. If you still have the original data, you can reindex the file with the Splunk oneshot command, examples http://answers.splunk.com/questions/684/after-fixing-props-conf-how-to-re-index-the-same-files-using... and sort-of docs: http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/4.1.4/Admin/CLIadmincommands

Splunk normally remembers files it has already seen and won't reindex them (even if you rename them) but oneshot bypasses this mechanism.

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