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How do I get an existing index to freshly re-index the same data input directory

scodenton
Engager

Hi,

I accidentally truncated my index by dropping the index limit by 3 orders of magnitude. Instead of years of data, I now have a couple of days, but of course, Splunk won't re-index the existing old files that are still there in the data input directory.

Does anyone know how to simply trip Splunk into freshly re-indexing an index from scratch? Would it be as simple as deleting the data input directory entry and re-adding?

Do I need to delete the whole index and start again?

I don't want to delete the whole fishbucket, as there are many other indexes that are fine and that I would like to keep as-is.

I have 2,800 files to reindex, so not an option to manually add each one in via CLI.

Any thoughts most welcome,

Kind regards,

Scott

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

If these are files, you can write a script to call splunk add oneshot which ignores the fishbucket:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.1/Data/MonitorfilesanddirectoriesusingtheCLI

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

If these are files, you can write a script to call splunk add oneshot which ignores the fishbucket:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.1/Data/MonitorfilesanddirectoriesusingtheCLI

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