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forward data from a receiver

Path Finder


I have a Universal forwarder forwarding data from windows machine and I have created a receiver in the Splunk instance which resides in the Linux server. Instead of creating an input that takes data from the receiver, I want to forward the raw data received by the receiver to the indexer and get it indexed properly as we know Universal forwarder doesn't split the events in the data and just forwards the data to a receiver. I need to split the forwarded raw data into events and index it. Can someone throw some light on this

Thanks in advance

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Hi Subbu,

what is the main goal you try to solve?

The topology is that the universal forwarder sends data directly to the indexer where it get's indexed. if you have multiline logs the universal forwarder will send them line by line to the indexer, and the indexer will make sure they are re-constructed e.g. you can configure line merging by defining the source type. you might also split them.


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Path Finder

what I am trying to do is that I am forwarding a 4G network log from the windows machine to the splunk instance on the linux server and trying to index the data there. I have only a universal forwarder installed in the windows end but a full splunk instance on the linux end. Even after doing the above config the events are not getting split whatever changes done to the log is coming in as a single record. The Regex logic is fine if tested in isolation

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Path Finder

Here are the configurations that I did
Universal forwarder output.conf ($SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local) on windows
defaultGroup =
disabled = false

server =


Heavy forwarder Input.conf ($SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local) on linux machine

Indexer Inputs.conf ($SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/local

Indexer props.conf
pulldown_type = 1

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

enable receiving on the indexer, and configure forwarding on the forwarder.


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