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Truncate on a SplunkUniversalForwarder

Explorer

One of my sources coming from a universal forwarder needs to have have it's truncate option set to 0. I have edited the local SPLUNKHOME/etc/apps/search/default/props.conf to do this on both the source and the sourcetype to no avail. Has anyone had luck with this?

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Champion

The UF performs only minimal processing. It does not examine the data stream of individual events. It only tag the entire stream with metadata to identify source, source type, and host. If you want to parse data and truncate your events from a source on a forwarder you will need to install a Heavy Forwarder, parse data is refered to as cooked data.

If you are unable to install a HF added the trancation setting to your source on your indexer(s)' props.conf files.

Here is the doc on Forwarders:
TypesofforwardersTypesofforwarderdata

Hope this help or gets you started. Dont forget to accept or thumbs up answers that help.

Cheers.

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Champion

The UF performs only minimal processing. It does not examine the data stream of individual events. It only tag the entire stream with metadata to identify source, source type, and host. If you want to parse data and truncate your events from a source on a forwarder you will need to install a Heavy Forwarder, parse data is refered to as cooked data.

If you are unable to install a HF added the trancation setting to your source on your indexer(s)' props.conf files.

Here is the doc on Forwarders:
TypesofforwardersTypesofforwarderdata

Hope this help or gets you started. Dont forget to accept or thumbs up answers that help.

Cheers.

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Explorer

This sounds like exactly what I need. As soon as I test, I'll +1 🙂 Thanks for the quick, concise, cited, and well worded answer.

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