Getting Data In
Highlighted

Is it best practice to collect data from network drives using a heavy forwarder? I'm seeing performance issues.

Influencer

Hello and good morning,

I have a heavy forwarder that takes inputs from several network drives and it's working fine so far.

The question I can't find an answer to in the Splunk docs is, is getting data from network drives best practice?

The thing is, I have performance problems. The data is indexed with a delay and I'm trying to figure out if maybe the network drives have a part in that.

Any assistance on this would be greatly appreciated. A link to a Splunk doc would be perfect.

Thank you

Highlighted

Re: Is it best practice to collect data from network drives using a heavy forwarder? I'm seeing performance issues.

I started seeing massive delays (5+ minutes, sometimes 10) after upgrading to 6.3.0 (Also having this problem is 6.3.1). I have about 60 UNC paths that I'm monitoring.

Changing to use the Universal Forwarder on the source of the logs worked around the massive delay problem for us,

Highlighted

Re: Is it best practice to collect data from network drives using a heavy forwarder? I'm seeing performance issues.

Influencer

I would like to except your answer..but theres not button for it...sry

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Is it best practice to collect data from network drives using a heavy forwarder? I'm seeing performance issues.

Influencer

Thank you 🙂

I found a different failure, repsonsible for the delay. Thank you very much anyway.

Several Servers in the outputs.conf where not reachable, so splunk retried all the time.

View solution in original post

0 Karma