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Timestamp Issue Impacting Splunk Products

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Hello,
We are using Splunk Enterprise version 7.2.3. We do not use two digit time stamp, we use Linux style time stamps. These will work also after January 1st 2020 right?. But if I got it right, they will not work after Sep. 13 2020.
So, we are planning to eventually upgrade Splunk. But as of now the minor upgrade with patched file for 7.2 versions is 7.2.9 which is not released yet. When will this upgrade be released ? or Do we need to upgrade to version 7.3 first and then its minor upgrade 7.3.3?

Please let me know. Waiting for a reply.

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SplunkTrust

If you do not use any date strings in your inputs then you should be fine on 1 Jan 20, but it's a good idea to update the datetime.xml file anyway.
Yes, you will need to upgrade before 13 Sep 20. Release dates for patched versions have not been announced, yet. You should, however, be able to upgrade directly from 7.2.3 to 7.3.3.

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If you do not use any date strings in your inputs then you should be fine on 1 Jan 20, but it's a good idea to update the datetime.xml file anyway.
Yes, you will need to upgrade before 13 Sep 20. Release dates for patched versions have not been announced, yet. You should, however, be able to upgrade directly from 7.2.3 to 7.3.3.

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Contributor

Hello Rich!

Could you please explain a little bit. I'm not sure I understand. I heard the issue was important.
An example if possible.

Thank you in advance!

Best regards

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

What part of the answer do you not understand? Why did you accept an answer you don't understand?
Yes, the issue is important. Those who use two-digit years need to patch their systems before 1 Jan 20; the rest of us need to patch them before 13 Sep 20.

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