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Upgrade Splunk on Linux

nikhilagrawal
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Hi

We are running Splunk 5.0.3, build 162460 on our UAT environment. I tried upgrading to latest version 6. I am following the steps described in the document.
1. Stop current Splunk instance.
2. Copy splunk-6.0-182037-Linux-x86_64.gz same directory (opt/splunk/).
3. run: tar xvfz splunk-6.0-182037-Linux-x86_64.gz under (opt/splunk/). Which created another directory "Splunk". so now there is /opt/Splunk/Splunk.
4. Then tried (mv * ../ )under opt/splunk/splunk to move all dir from new splunk instance to upper level. I thought this will overwrite the existing splunk files. But its returning error "Can't overwrite etc, Bin and some other directories.
Can someone please suggest what is wrong here?

Thanks
Nik

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bbingham
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if you're going to try extracting from the already existing directory (/opt/splunk) you'll actually want to use this command:

tar -xzvf splunk-6.0-182037-Linux-x86_64.gz  --strip-components=1

This will tell the tar command to strip off the "splunk" dir during extraction and only extract the contents.

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bbingham
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if you're going to try extracting from the already existing directory (/opt/splunk) you'll actually want to use this command:

tar -xzvf splunk-6.0-182037-Linux-x86_64.gz  --strip-components=1

This will tell the tar command to strip off the "splunk" dir during extraction and only extract the contents.

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nikhilagrawal
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slight change:
tar -xzvf splunk-6.0-182037-Linux-x86_64.gz --strip-path=1
it worked with the change.
Thanks

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jamesarmitage
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The --strip-components flag is appropriate for CentOS / RHEL tar. Check the manpage for your distro to determine the proper syntax.

bbingham, thank you. This tip saved me a fair bit of frustration upgrading two instances installed on the same server.

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