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Switch my splunk platform from windows to linux

chrislee123
Engager

Hello everyone,

I got already-running splunk with windows 2003 R2 Ent 32bit,

I really want to know that is there any way to change my platform to Centos...

Can I simply do with just backup my index and configuration and then put in to right path in centos?

THX.

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MHibbin
Influencer

chrislee123,

Please see the following docs...
http://wiki.splunk.com/Deploy:Migrating_a_Splunk_Install

... and scroll down to the section titled, "Operating system moves, or architecture changes".

This should help answer your question. In basic terms, you are basically right, note that in the "caveats" section it mentions the difference in directory seperator between Windows and Linux (i.e. Windows uses "\" (e.g. C:\Windows\Logs)) and Linux uses "/" (e.g. /var/log)), so this will need to be changed in you conf files.

Regards,

MHibbin

chrislee123
Engager

MHibbin, Thx for your help, I'll try to test in VM envrioment.

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test4u
Path Finder

hi the above link is not working. can anyone tell what changes i need to make if i have a splunk version working in windows os and want to migrate to linux os

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