Getting Data In

Is there a way to index data from NFS without mounting?

New Member

Hello, I'm relatively new to Splunk, so please bear with me. I wanted to know whether there was any way to point to my shared storage data without actually doing an NFS mount. Can I maybe point the universal forwarder in such a way where I give it the name and the directory path for NFS to fetch the data and send it to the indexer, all from my host machine?
Thank you for your time.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Splunk does not, natively, support a remote NFS share as an input.

The only way to do this would be to use a script that connects to the share, outputs the data, then tell splunk to use that script as an input.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Splunk does not, natively, support a remote NFS share as an input.

The only way to do this would be to use a script that connects to the share, outputs the data, then tell splunk to use that script as an input.

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New Member

Hi, thanks for answering my question. Just to follow up on this, is the script that connects to the share and outputs the data the equivalent to mounting the data without actually mounting it? Also, is there an example of such a script?
Thanks once again!

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