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What are all those brackets inside indexes.conf?

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Hi,

Is there a documentation that explains what are [_internal], [introspection] , [_splunklogger], etc? I'm trying to understand how frozenTimePeriodInSecs affects what. Now I just change all frozenTimePeriodInSecs under all square brackets to set my retirement policy there should be a result why there are so many square brackets there?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The documentation for indexes.conf will provide you answers for each of the configuration values.

The name between the square brackets in indexes.conf defines an index. _internal, _introspection, etc. are all internal indices that are configured by default in Splunk. You can create your own indices, either via the UI, the CLI, REST API or by editing indexes.conf directly.
This is documented in good detail here.

frozenTimePeriodInSecs is set to 6 years by default (in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/indexes.conf). You can override it to fit your needs, either per index, or define your own global value. Do all of this either in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/indexes.conf or create a custom app folder under .../etc/apps/myIndexDefs and put your definitions there. Never edit any files in any folders that have default in the name or your changes will be overwritten during the next Splunk upgrade.

I think giving this a good read may make things a little clearer.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The documentation for indexes.conf will provide you answers for each of the configuration values.

The name between the square brackets in indexes.conf defines an index. _internal, _introspection, etc. are all internal indices that are configured by default in Splunk. You can create your own indices, either via the UI, the CLI, REST API or by editing indexes.conf directly.
This is documented in good detail here.

frozenTimePeriodInSecs is set to 6 years by default (in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/indexes.conf). You can override it to fit your needs, either per index, or define your own global value. Do all of this either in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/indexes.conf or create a custom app folder under .../etc/apps/myIndexDefs and put your definitions there. Never edit any files in any folders that have default in the name or your changes will be overwritten during the next Splunk upgrade.

I think giving this a good read may make things a little clearer.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi wuming79,

those are called stanzas and represent the start of configuration sections, everything after a stanza until the next stanza applies to it.
Find a detailed explanation here http://docs.splunk.com/Splexicon:Stanza

Hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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