I need to send logs to a new separate splunk server, I read about data cloning and followed the document and modified the output.conf file accordingly. But my questions are :-
a.Which is the correct directory as i presume i should make changes only in one location ?
b.Is the configuration of output.conf on the client webservers managed by the splunk server if yes then how can i deploy a config for second splunk server or amend the original one ?
a - There can be multiple outputs.conf in a splunk installation for eg: etc/local, etc/default,etc/apps/default,etc/apps/local etc. Splunk merges all the configuration files and applies it. If there are similar stanzas in two different configuration files, Splunk picks up the configuration based on precedence which is described here http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.2/Admin/Wheretofindtheconfigurationfiles#How_Splunk_...
b - It depends on your installation. If you have a deployment server configured, it can act as a central server to deploy the configurations. More details : http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.2/Updating/Aboutdeploymentserver
II. You can route and filter data using props and transforms . Reference : http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.2/Forwarding/Routeandfilterdatad