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Splunk Migration to other instance


I need to backup all the splunk data/dashboards/input/etc ..before I migrate to a new instance with the same version. Can you help me by providing the list of folders which I need to backup to restore my whole old data.

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Have gone through the doc but it was not clear about the index Back up procedure. I tried the following way!

  1. Stopped Splunk on both machines
  2. Created the new indexes in new splunk machines and copied the warm buckets into it the to the index location
  3. restarted the Splunk on new machine.

But still I cannot see any data flowing in new machine. Is there anything I missed?

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Are you troubleshooting the migrated data to the new instance? or the new data flowing into the new instance?
I would go through the instance and see what settings the old instance is running.
etc/deployment-apps (if it is all one single system does everything?)

If this instance configurations managed from a deployment-server, then you can point the new instance to deployment-server and that will take care of some of the configurations.

If this also a search head, then check all your dashboards etc. to see if any hard coded urls with your old hostname etc.

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