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Problem with deleting event data on specific time

Communicator

Hello,

I'm looking for a possibility to delete all eventdata of one index at a specific time on every day! It is not important to use the "splunk clean eventdata -index" command. It can also be just an "search index = any |delete".
Whats the best method to get this working?
Greetings

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Re: Problem with deleting event data on specific time

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SplunkTrust

Why would you want to do that? If you're trying to limit searches to today you can do that by adding 'earliest=-1d' to your queries.

If you really want to delete data every day you either set up a cron job to run 'splunk clean eventdata' at the desired time or create a Splunk scheduled search for 'index=foo | delete'.

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Re: Problem with deleting event data on specific time

Communicator

Hello,
Yes I really need to delete every day.
Thanks the scheduled search is good idea and it should work for this situation. The cron job is difficult because you need to stop splunk for clean eventdata.

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