Getting Data In

Why are DAT files not being read with my current monitor configurations?

Path Finder

Hi,

I have configured an app being pushed from deployment server to a remote Windows host to read DAT files.

Links already referenced:
http://splunk-base.splunk.com/answers/60643/archiveprocessor-bypassing-normal-systemlocalpropsconf-p...
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/55279/handling-text-dat-files-how-can-i-override-splunks-system-d...

The configuration looks like this :
props.conf

 [source::....(dat)]
 sourcetype = mysourcetype

inputs.conf

[default]
index = app
sourcetype = mysourcetype
[monitor://D:\folder\folder\Server34\encyc\status\*\*]
[monitor://C:\Anupama\status\...\...]
[monitor://C:\folder\status\*\*]
[monitor://C:\folder\status\*.dat]

It is weird that all the files in the folder getting read, except for the required DAT files.

Can someone help with the best configurations, please ?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'd recommend reading here for best practices on monitor and wildcards :
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.0/Data/Specifyinputpathswithwildcards

Your monitors should look more like

[monitor://path*/*.dat]
sourcetype = mysourcetype

As for the source statement, this would re-sourcetype all dat files, however, Im not sure if your syntax is correct on this. Typically it should look more like

[source::.....dat]

Notice the 4 x "...." + ".dat". Your's doesnt have this, so Im not sure if its going to match correctly.

Out of curiosity, does your ".dat" contain ascii or binary data? Without pre-processing this into ascii / human readable format, it wont be worth indexing.

Path Finder

esix [Splunk] ,

Thanks for your inputs here.

Yes, the DAT file contains ACII value in readable format.

thanks

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