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Is it possible to saved data returned from a virtual index into another virtual index using the collect command?

aaron_harris
Engager

Is it possible to save data returned from a virtual index into another virtual index using the collect command in Splunk?

Currently, if I set up a new Virtual Index to point to a blank area in HDFS with read/write permissions and use this as the target of a search with the collect statement such as index=syslog date_hour=12 | collect index=collect_test, no data is written to the virtual index when I search just this virtual index.

The above works when using a physical index as the target of the collect command, but not when using a virtual index.

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rdagan_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Writing to HDFS using the Collect command and Virtual Indexing will not work. However, you can use the Collect command to write to a normal Splunk summary index and then use the Hadoop Connect App to Export the data back to HDFS.

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rdagan_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Writing to HDFS using the Collect command and Virtual Indexing will not work. However, you can use the Collect command to write to a normal Splunk summary index and then use the Hadoop Connect App to Export the data back to HDFS.

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