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Change the syslog sourcetype

KarunK
Contributor

Hi,

I need to change the source-type "syslog" to "abc_syslog". My understanding is we cannot change the source-type once the log is indexing.

Any suggestions please ?

input.conf file at the forwader is given below. I tried to add the sourcetype at the forwarder as "abc_syslog" in the input.conf file (below), but the splunk even stopped indexing.

[monitor:///var/adm/messages]
host = ssapp0813
index = abc_syslog
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Brian_Osburn
Builder

Judging by the example given, you changed the index, not the sourcetype.

If you're wanting to change all the sourcetypes from the source /var/adm/messages, you can do the following:

On the indexer, add the following to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/props.conf

[source::/var/adm/messages]

sourcetype=abc_syslog

Brian

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Brian_Osburn
Builder

Judging by the example given, you changed the index, not the sourcetype.

If you're wanting to change all the sourcetypes from the source /var/adm/messages, you can do the following:

On the indexer, add the following to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/props.conf

[source::/var/adm/messages]

sourcetype=abc_syslog

Brian

KarunK
Contributor

Yep it worked.. Thanks for that...

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