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Copying "Searches and reports" to the new search Head? Some of them are missing!

Path Finder

Hi All,

So here is my scenario
I had a Standalone search/indexer Splunk server (Physical box). I built a VM as a search head and trying to convert the standalone server to a dedicated indexer and add it to the search head as a peer. So I installed Splunk on my VM added it to the license, added the existing server as the peer to the search head. now trying to copy over the saved searches and reports, dashboards everything..Copied the app folder from the indexer to the same location on the search head but the thing is: not all the searches are there!! And also some of the dashboards and views don’t work!! I think I should have done the migration differently!! Maybe?!Any help on this?

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Re: Copying "Searches and reports" to the new search Head? Some of them are missing!

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Did you also copy the users folder over? Were some of the searches in your old system "private"?

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Re: Copying "Searches and reports" to the new search Head? Some of them are missing!

Path Finder

I did not copy the user folder yet cuz im testing it for now.but yes I noticed that private ones are missing!

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Re: Copying "Searches and reports" to the new search Head? Some of them are missing!

Path Finder

So how should I move searches with private owners?

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Re: Copying "Searches and reports" to the new search Head? Some of them are missing!

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

copy over the users folder. the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/users folder.

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Re: Copying "Searches and reports" to the new search Head? Some of them are missing!

Path Finder

I did. LDAP users are there but still those private searches are missing!!!

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