Hi. I have done a good amount of reading on this, and it seems to be a popular subject both in the documentation and on the Answers site. Still, I'm rather stumped.
We have logs where each line starts with a date/time stamp in the format
YYYYmmdd HHMMSS hostname lots of other data
20110711 145022 myhost yadda yadda yadda
Splunk combines as many of these lines into one event as it can. We have tried adding the following to Props.conf on the Indexers but have had no success.
TIME_FORMAT = %Y%m%d %H%M%S TZ = US/Eastern MAX_EVENTS=1 SHOULD_LINEMERGE = false
Also tried TIME_FORMAT = ^%Y%m%d %H%M%S
Is this likely just a regex problem?
Other elements of the props.conf stanza are honored and acted upon when the data is indexed.
Given the simplicity of the timestamp and its presence at the very beginning of the line, I would think this would be easy to solve. Do we need to look at a custom datetime.xml file?
Thanks for any guidance.
Thanks for the suggestion. At first, I thought this worked (!!) but a closer look showed that I was seeing additional results not related to the logs in quesiton.
When restricting my search properly, I'm still seeing the same problem I was before.