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Why has my cold-to-frozen export script stopped working?

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I just noticed that my coldToFrozenScript stopped working around about 4.1.4 and all my exports have been failing. The export bucket location does contains no data.

I did some followup testing and tried to run exporttool by hand, and I'm seeing the following message for all my buckets:

no events

My script is based on the flatfileExport.sh.example script provided by splunk.

Any ideas?

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Check to see if your usage of the exportool utility includes meta::all. If it does, remove it. Splunk has apparently deprecated this command line argument.


In the example of the flatfileExport.sh.example, you should change this line:

exporttool "$1" "${1}/index.export" meta::all

should now be:

exporttool "$1" "${1}/index.export"


I have requested that splunk add this to their release changelog.

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Super Champion

Check to see if your usage of the exportool utility includes meta::all. If it does, remove it. Splunk has apparently deprecated this command line argument.


In the example of the flatfileExport.sh.example, you should change this line:

exporttool "$1" "${1}/index.export" meta::all

should now be:

exporttool "$1" "${1}/index.export"


I have requested that splunk add this to their release changelog.

View solution in original post

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Lowell, sorry about this oversight. We have fixed exporttool to restore backwards compatibility for calling arguments. This will ship in 4.1.5.

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