Installation

After receiving error "Your Splunk license expired or you have exceeded your license", can still use the Splunk free license version to do search and dashboard operations?

Explorer

I'm using splunk-6.5.1-f74036626f0c-x64-release ----> (Index 500 MB/Day. Sign up and download now. After 60 days you can convert to a perpetual free license or purchase a Splunk Enterprise license to continue using the expanded functionality designed for enterprise-scale deployments.)

Displayed below error message when doing search

Error in 'litsearch' command: Your Splunk license expired or you have exceeded your license limit too many times. Renew your Splunk license by visiting www.splunk.com/store or calling 866.GET.SPLUNK.
Search results may be incomplete: the search process on the local peer:VM-DFAA-C089 ended prematurely. Please check the local peer log, such as $SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/splunkd.log and as well as the search.log for the particular search.
The search job has failed due to an error. You may be able view the job in the Job Inspector.
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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

@x05311,

Check your license usage, which is something you'll want to keep an eye on with only 500MB/day. You can do this by going to Settings > Licensing > Usage Report. Check current and previous 30 days. If you've gone over your license 3 times in 1 month, you'll be unable to search until the next month.

Splunk will continue ingesting data, but you won't be able to search it. Search capabilities return when you have fewer than 5 (Enterprise) or 3 (Free) warnings in the previous 30 days, or when you apply a temporary reset license (available for Enterprise only). If you ARE going over your license, you'll need to decrease inputs so that you're not in violation for 30 days.

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.3/Admin/Aboutlicenseviolations

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

@x05311,

Check your license usage, which is something you'll want to keep an eye on with only 500MB/day. You can do this by going to Settings > Licensing > Usage Report. Check current and previous 30 days. If you've gone over your license 3 times in 1 month, you'll be unable to search until the next month.

Splunk will continue ingesting data, but you won't be able to search it. Search capabilities return when you have fewer than 5 (Enterprise) or 3 (Free) warnings in the previous 30 days, or when you apply a temporary reset license (available for Enterprise only). If you ARE going over your license, you'll need to decrease inputs so that you're not in violation for 30 days.

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.3/Admin/Aboutlicenseviolations

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Explorer

is there any way i can still use free version to do my search & dashboard operations

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Unfortunately not. Splunk should have warned you when you hit license violation the first 2 times. Now you must be out of violation for 30 days before search will continue.

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