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coldToFrozenScript arguments

m22oswald
Engager

In the coldToFrozenExample.py script there is a --search-files-required argument switch that it looks for, and if found will archive additional files instead of deleting them.

I don't want to use this, but I would like to add my own switch to the script in order to add make it more widely applicable.  However, I'm not sure how to actually call the script with the arguments.  Here is the line from indexes.conf that specifies the script:

 

 

 

 

coldToFrozenScript = "$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/python" "$SPLUNK_HOME/bin/scripts/coldToFrozen.py"

 

 

 

 

When Splunk actually makes the call, it automatically inserts the bucket to archive after the script name (it has to do this, because the script searches for the bucket name as the first argument).  So I don't know how I would specify a second argument.

If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would very much appreciate it.  Thanks so much. 

 

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Unless you can get a job as a programmer at Splunk and change the code, you're stuck with the calling sequence described in the Admin manual for coldToFrozenScript  at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.4/Admin/Indexesconf

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
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Unless you can get a job as a programmer at Splunk and change the code, you're stuck with the calling sequence described in the Admin manual for coldToFrozenScript  at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.4/Admin/Indexesconf

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m22oswald
Engager

I figured that would be the answer, but still a little disappointed.  Thanks for the quick reply

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
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Consider making your case for an enhancement at https://ideas.splunk.com

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