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deleting misconfigured hosts

splunk_user4
Explorer

Hey guys I've been having trouble finding documentation about removing indexed data.

After looking through the "meta woot!" app I saw my hosts were growing a few thousand a day and my estreamer app was logging all .log files as new hosts. I have fixed the logging issue by changing the monitoring string and host segment portion in the .conf file but now looking to remove the .logs file from the host field.

Has anyone ever had an issue like this and know a fix or can point me into the right direction thanks.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Indexed data cannot be changed, removed, modified, deleted, or edited.  You may (if you have permission) be able to use the | delete command to hide unwanted events, but you're stuck with them until they age out of the index.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Indexed data cannot be changed, removed, modified, deleted, or edited.  You may (if you have permission) be able to use the | delete command to hide unwanted events, but you're stuck with them until they age out of the index.

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