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Can I use the same SPLUNK_DB directory for all 2 indexers and a search head?

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Hello,

I am going to set up Indexer clustering in Splunk, where I will user 2 indexer server, 1 search head, and a Splunk license manager.

Can I use the same Splunk_DB directory for all these Splunk servers?

Regards,
Krimesh

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Re: Can I use same SPLUNK_DB directory for all 2 indexers and a search head?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

For indexer peers / index cluster members you will need to use a common Splunk DB location as the peers have identical configuration in terms of what is pushed from the cluster master server.

In other words the master-apps directory from the master becomes the slave-apps directory on each indexer...

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You can use the same path on each of your servers provided they have independent underlying storage, but you can't put SPLUNK_DB on shared storage and allow all of the servers to use it. They each need their own directory.

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Splunk Employee

@shahk - Looks like you have a few possible solutions to your question. If one of them provided a working solution, please don't forget to click "Accept" below the best answer to resolve this post. If you still need help, please leave a comment. Don’t forget to upvote anything that was helpful too. Thanks!

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