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What happens if you deploy an inputs.conf from a DS if an inputs.conf already exists?

russell120
Communicator

Hi,

Its just as the title suggests. If a have a deployment client with an inputs.conf thats already configured as such:

[monitor:///var/log/httpd]
index = web

If I push this inputs.conf to that deployment client from a deployment server?:

[monitor:///var/log/httpd]
index = webLogs

Will the web or webLogs index be populated with events? Or will both be?

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burwell
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The deployment server works at the app level.

And the app has a set of files in directories which could include an inputs.conf.

So if you already had an inputs.conf in /opt/splunk/etc/myapp/local/inputs.conf and the server.conf is going to deploy myapp to the client it will overwrite it.

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burwell
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The deployment server works at the app level.

And the app has a set of files in directories which could include an inputs.conf.

So if you already had an inputs.conf in /opt/splunk/etc/myapp/local/inputs.conf and the server.conf is going to deploy myapp to the client it will overwrite it.

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FrankVl
Ultra Champion

Exactly. And if they are not in the same app / folder, then Splunk determines the precedence based on the location of each inputs.conf: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Wheretofindtheconfigurationfiles

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