Monitoring Splunk

push a file to the top of the monitoring queue after restart

Path Finder

I have several thousand files that are being monitored with a stanza like the following:
[/files//.log]

when i restart splunkd it begins to go through all the files to catch up where it left off with messages like:
05-21-2012 16:32:46.927 -0700 INFO WatchedFile - Will begin reading at offset=279956 for...

Since there are so many files, I was wondering if there is a way to manually push a file into the "next to be read" queue in case i have a user requesting immediate data?

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Legend

There is a way to do something like that, though not exactly what you are asking:

[monitor:///var/log/veryimportant.log]

[monitor:///var/log]
blacklist=veryimportant.log

A critical rule to remember is - you cannot have two identical monitor stanzas.

Since veryimportant.log is specifically named, it will be found "directly" and monitored. Splunk will iterate over the other files in /var/log, so it will probably take longer to index the updates for them. I don't know that this is guaranteed, but try it.

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