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Report Acceleration – Does “All Time” retain summarized data after index data rolls off?

jeffa
Path Finder

I currently have summary searches that are writing data to summary indexes, and have been doing so for years. My disk space constraints allow me to maintain just over a year of indexed data, and as the index(es) grow, old data rolls off via max index size settings. However, my summary indexes contain (reportable) summarized data from before the earliest index data. In fact, I have about three years’ worth of summarized data (with significantly less disk utilization than the original data).

In Report Acceleration, one specifies the (preset) time frame over which to maintain the summarized data. Summarized data that is older than the time frame specified is trimmed. But how does that work for the “All Time” constraint? Does the summarized data get removed when index data is removed due to size constraints, or is the summarized data retained and reportable?

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sowings
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

With Report Acceleration, the "accelerated" data lives alongside the raw data it summarizes. When that data is archived, the summarized data goes with it.

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sowings
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

With Report Acceleration, the "accelerated" data lives alongside the raw data it summarizes. When that data is archived, the summarized data goes with it.

jeffa
Path Finder

This answer is consistent w/ what I'm seeing in my environment. Thanks!

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