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Can I have multiple searches collecting (using the collect command) to the same index?

mIliofotou_splu
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Can I have multiple searches collecting (using the collect command) to the same index?

The number of searches can be from one to around 16.

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ashrafk
Explorer

Yes , You can have multiple search heads connecting to the same Index. You can use the DMC console to do the same.

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ashrafk
Explorer

Yes , You can have multiple search heads connecting to the same Index. You can use the DMC console to do the same.

mIliofotou_splu
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The answer is yes. Even in a non distributed environment you can have multiple jobs collecting (writing) to the same index. Each collect will first be writing to a different file (i.e., source). The indexer will be indexing each one of those files in separately.

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gcusello
Legend

Yes, you can discriminate them using sourcetype.
Usually we should use different indexes for retention, access or performance reasons.
Bye.
Giuseppe

gcusello
Legend

if you're satisfied of the answer, please, accept the answer.
Bye.
Giuseppe

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