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Migrating a folder monitor to a new Splunk server

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I tried to search for this online and I am probably not typing my search correctly :-), and am hoping one of you Splunk experts could possibly help me or point me in the right direction.

I have a full Splunk heavy forwarder that is monitoring some network folders (and sending them to some indexes using the outputs.conf configuration).

This server is going to be retired, and I am moving this to a new Splunk server installation. 

My question is, where does Splunk store the information about the last file it has read ? 

I am looking to recreate the Directory Monitor input ont he new server, however, I am assuming that on the new server, it would start reading the folder from scratch again.  I am hoping to stop the old serve's input and start the new server but have the new server read from where the old server left off.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks so much!  Oh also this is on Microsoft Windows.


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