Can someone help me create my backfill script? I am creating a new summary index that runs every 10min with a time range of -15m@m to -5m@m, however when I first start using this I would like the previous 12weeks worth of data to be in it as well.. Could anyone help with scripting this (noob). Does this script have to be run by an admin from the cli?
You will need to run the backfill command on the indexer as root/admin under the
./splunk cmd python fill_summary_index.py -app YOUR_APP -name "SI_Populator" -et -12w@w -lt now -dedup true
Replace the following
YOUR_AAPP will need to be the name of the app your using.. It's most likely the search app
SI_Populator is the name of your populating search
The -dedup true means that it will not backfill data that's already summarized
You need to also make sure that the permissions of your populating search are not set to private
-lt are parameters which specify the time window it should backfill.
et stands for earliest time which is 12 weeks ago on the week and
-lt is latest time which is now
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