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How can I restore only my Splunk configuration on another server in another location?

paul_DLB
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hi,

I want to test if I can restore only my configuration of my splunk server (indexer and forwarder). I don't want to restore all my data because i don't have enough disk space available.

My original location of splunk is d:\splunk, d:\splunk_data, d:\splunk_archive.

The new server has a different name and the location is c:\splunk.

I follow these steps :

  1. copy d:\splunk\etc (backup of splunk config)
  2. install new splunk (same version) on new server (with different server name)
  3. copy backup files to new server in c:\splunk\etc
  4. restart splunk

But this is not working.
Probably because my splunk installation is now on my c-drive and my server name is not the same. Can I simply change this to the new environment ?
Do I also need to restore the data (d:\splunk_data) to test if my new splunk is working ?

Is there a simple procedure to do this ?

thanks

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi paul_DLB,

take the docs about How to migrate as example http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.0/Installation/MigrateaSplunkinstance#How_to_migrate
This way all the needed config files will be changed/adapted to the new server.

hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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MuS
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi paul_DLB,

take the docs about How to migrate as example http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.0/Installation/MigrateaSplunkinstance#How_to_migrate
This way all the needed config files will be changed/adapted to the new server.

hope this helps ...

cheers, MuS

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