HI, I'm trying to use a forwarder to monitor a network share. My forwarder sits on one server, and needs to read the network drive. I've monitored other drives remotely with this same domain account and server (and still doing so).
The only difference here is that this directory "\trades\" contains multiple folders, instead of just text files under "\trades\" as I've done previously. I've set up the inputs file and restarted the forwarder, but I don't see any data in Splunk yet.
Do I need to specifically monitor EACH sub-folder that contains text files? Or should I be able to just monitor from the parent folder down with some special command? Thanks.
Splunk should by default look at sub folders too.
Please double check
- your monitor stanza and your whitelists/blacklists.
- the btool result of your inputs, to check is the option "recursive = false" is used
It looks like this fizzled itself out. It took a while for Splunk to index everything (I'm guessing because the directory was large and across the network) but a few days later I have millions of events. 🙂