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My coldtofrozen script seems to hang splunk, what can I do?

jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

When my selected coldToFrozenScript runs, which can take 10 minutes, the splunk search interface stops working until the script finishes, what gives?

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jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In splunk v3.x and early versions of 4.0.x, the splunkd blocks nearly entirely while the coldToFrozenScript is running. In current 4.0.x, splunkd does not block for these.

Therefore your remedies are:

  • Upgrade
  • Modify your script to finish rapidly

I recommend a quick-finishing script in any event (such as mv bucket /dir), where you post-process the data in a manner that can be interrupted safely. A once-launched script can be quite difficult to create to work safely regarding unintended downtime.

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jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In splunk v3.x and early versions of 4.0.x, the splunkd blocks nearly entirely while the coldToFrozenScript is running. In current 4.0.x, splunkd does not block for these.

Therefore your remedies are:

  • Upgrade
  • Modify your script to finish rapidly

I recommend a quick-finishing script in any event (such as mv bucket /dir), where you post-process the data in a manner that can be interrupted safely. A once-launched script can be quite difficult to create to work safely regarding unintended downtime.

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