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How do I convert binary files to human readable format?

prakash007
Builder

I'm getting this error in Splunk:

04-13-2016 11:13:58.607 -0500 WARN  FileClassifierManager - The file '/opt/wasserver/server/server01/log/server.log' is invalid. Reason: binary
04-13-2016 11:13:58.607 -0500 INFO  TailReader - Ignoring file '/opt/wasserver/server/server01/log/server.log' due to: binary

I tried this setting NO_BINARY_CHECK = true, where I can avoid the error above, but I'm looking to convert the binary data to human readable format.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks..!!

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lguinn2
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The only way to convert a binary file to human-readable format is to understand exactly how the binary file was written. So the easiest way to do this is to figure out which software wrote the file - and then see if there is a similar program that can read the file. Translate the binary file to a new text file, and then use Splunk to monitor the text file.

There is nothing you can do in Splunk to convert the file from binary.

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lguinn2
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The only way to convert a binary file to human-readable format is to understand exactly how the binary file was written. So the easiest way to do this is to figure out which software wrote the file - and then see if there is a similar program that can read the file. Translate the binary file to a new text file, and then use Splunk to monitor the text file.

There is nothing you can do in Splunk to convert the file from binary.

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prakash007
Builder

Thanks..will try to find a program which reads the file.

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