Getting Data In

I set my receiver to also forward data to itself by mistake. How do I remove the forwarder instance without uninstalling the receiver?

superiorlabels
Explorer

I'm running 6.3.2 and when I did the initial setup for my receiver, I misunderstood the directions I was getting and mistakenly set the Receiver to also be a forwarder and a Receiver of itself. So I now have another Forwarder listed on my Deployment page and I would like to remove it without uninstalling and reinstalling the Receiver. It doesn't appear to be harming anything, just more of an eyesore to look at my deployment and have one server always listed as missing.

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yannK
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

remove the forwarding option, from the UI settings > forwarding and receiving > forwarding , or from the tcpout config in outputs.conf

superiorlabels
Explorer

I checked both the forwarding page and the outputs.conf file and didn't see anything about the receiving machine as a forwarder. Any other setting that might cause this to happen?

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

The file name is outputs.conf and the stanza name will be [tcpout... ].

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superiorlabels
Explorer

That's my bad there I checked the correct file, outputs.conf, I just typed the wrong thing in my comment, I'll edit the comment.

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

Go to Settings-> Forwarding and receiving -> Forward data and remove any entry that you find. Do this for all receivers.

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