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Is there any other way to do a backup of KV store data than using the "splunk backup kvstore" command?

svendby90
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We have an instance where KV store is not running and we're looking to clean the whole thing out. However, we would like to see if we're able to keep the data.

So, my question is; is there any other way to do a backup of KV store data than using the "splunk backup kvstore" command?

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tshah-splunk
Splunk Employee
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Hey @svendby90,

There is an alternate way as well to take a backup of the kvstore other than the backup command. Steps are as below:

  • Stop splunk

 

$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk stop​

 

  • Create tar of the kvstore directory

 

tar -cvzf <destination_path>/backup.tgz $SPLUNK_HOME/var/lib/splunk/kvstore​

 

  • Start splunk again

 

$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk start​

 

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tshah-splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hey @svendby90,

There is an alternate way as well to take a backup of the kvstore other than the backup command. Steps are as below:

  • Stop splunk

 

$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk stop​

 

  • Create tar of the kvstore directory

 

tar -cvzf <destination_path>/backup.tgz $SPLUNK_HOME/var/lib/splunk/kvstore​

 

  • Start splunk again

 

$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk start​

 

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