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What is the best way to check the sourcetype?

nathanlhopkins
Path Finder

If I have a file I wish splunk to consume what is the best way to identify it's sourcetype or closest match?

Is data preview able to help?

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martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Yep, you can throw it into the data preview to get a first idea of what splunk would make of it and to start working on the settings you need if splunk cannot understand specifics such as timestamps or event braking out of the box.

martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

There are many ways to mess up the configuration. Does the data get the correct sourcetype in the inputs.conf on the forwarder? Is the sourcetype fully defined in props.conf on the indexer?

To ease debugging, do post both configuration extracts.

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nathanlhopkins
Path Finder

Many thanks, how obvious are these? - when I'm doing data preview I can't seem to spot any issues however when I enable the forwarder I see Failed to parse timestamp errors

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martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Yeah, it does.

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nathanlhopkins
Path Finder

Many thanks - does the Data preview screen give any indication of potential "Failed to parse timestamp" errors?

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