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Monitoring EVTX file on different partition provides garbled data

bobmc859
New Member

I've moved the Windows Event log Forwarded Events log to another partition because I expect it to out grow the C partition on our W2K16 machine. In my input conf, before I moved the log I had it set to the following:

[WinEventLog://ForwardedEvents]
disabled = 0
index = wineventlog

Which seem to work fine, however after moving the evtx file I set up the following in my input conf file and it doesn't seem to work as expected

[monitor://E:\ForwardedEventsLogs\ForwardedEvents.evtx]
sourcetype=WinEventLog:ForwardedEvents
index = wineventlog
disabled = 0

What I get is garbage like this:
ElfFile\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00@!\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00ԏ\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x80\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00

Any suggestions on what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks!

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