Monitoring Splunk

When does Splunk roll internal logs?

Path Finder

I need to limit the disk usage on splunk's internal logs. (/opt/splunkforwarder/var/log/splunk). I've set the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/log.cfg on the forwarder for ALL entries like this:

xxxxx.XX.maxFileSize=10000000 # default: 25MB (specified in bytes).
xxxxx.XX.maxBackupIndex=2

But I still have 5 metrics.log files and they're all 25MB after a splunk restart.

Any idea when they rotate and/or how to force it?

Motivator

Hello

With the new settings Splunk will mantain only 2 files per log type, but it won´t delete the existing ones. So you need to delete manually the existing *.3 *.4 and *.5 files, to recover the used space

Regards

Builder

This is a good question, can anyone please update us on this?

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