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Splunk 7.0.0 on Mac failing to run

cgalligan
Explorer

Trying to install Splunk on Mac, but getting the following error (with both tgz and dmg installations):

homePath='/Applications/splunk/var/lib/splunk/audit/db' of index=_audit on unusable filesystem.
Validating databases (splunkd validatedb) failed with code '1'.

Running Darwin

Anyone been able to resolve this?

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mattymo
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Have you tried this?

Add this line to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/splunk-launch.conf

OPTIMISTIC_ABOUT_FILE_LOCKING = 1

https://answers.splunk.com/answers/453977/macos-sierra-1012-kills-splunk.html

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is information--and warnings--about this in the documentation now: Splunk Enterprise does not start due to unusable file system.

ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Update: This is fixed in the Splunk Enterprise 7.1 release. The fix will also appear in a future 7.0.x maintenance release.

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caplmara
New Member

That worked for me - thanks!

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mattymo
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Have you tried this?

Add this line to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/splunk-launch.conf

OPTIMISTIC_ABOUT_FILE_LOCKING = 1

https://answers.splunk.com/answers/453977/macos-sierra-1012-kills-splunk.html

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Rocky31
Path Finder

where to add the line in the that file can you please tell me

any specific line or any where in the file

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caplmara
New Member

Anywhere is fine I'm sure....I added to the foot of the file

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ChrisG
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Note that If you are concerned about your data in any way then you should not not not do this. This variable basically drops all filesystem lock checks and any data you store might or might not be retrievable.

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Rocky31
Path Finder

i fixed it thank you

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