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sourcetype from universal forwarder to splunk indexer

The universal forwarder has a very simple configuration of what to scan for (inputs.conf) and where to send it to (outputs.conf).

Splunk indexer has the following in props.conf

[source::.../....log4j]
sourcetype = log4j

I want every *.log4j file to have "log4j" sourcetype but it doesn't work when receiving information from the forwarder.

For example, I see the following from "summary" screen in indexer:

source: /data1/packages/apache-tomcat/logs/splunk/splunk-test/app.log.2011-04-04.log4j
sourcetype: app.log

How can I have "app.log.2011-04-04.log4j" to be assigned "log4j" sourcetype?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You need to put that [source::.../....log4j] stanza on the forwarder, where it will be set on the input. Please see: http://www.splunk.com/wiki/Where_do_I_configure_my_Splunk_settings%3F

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You need to put that [source::.../....log4j] stanza on the forwarder, where it will be set on the input. Please see: http://www.splunk.com/wiki/Where_do_I_configure_my_Splunk_settings%3F

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