I am using the "Upload a File" option to input OLD event logs.... VERY SLOW TASK !!!!
According to the doco,
"__Use the batch input type in inputs.conf to load files once and destructively. By default, Splunk's batch processor is located in $SPLUNK_HOME/var/spool/splunk. If you move a file into this directory, Splunk indexes it and then deletes it._"
I tried copying a .evt file here but it's not working ????
Is there something else that needs to be done ????
A good answer is here. In short, you have to be running Splunk on Windows to index .evt/.evtx files. However, there are a few constraints.
Copying .evt files to $SPLUNK_HOME/var/spool/splunk should work as described in docs.
If it still doesn't, could you tell which version of Splunk you're using, on which Windows version and from which Windows version are the evt files?
I don't believe Splunk can read .evt files because they are in a non-textual format. Splunk will not perform any processing of binary type files. So in your case, I suspect we will not index that data as expected.