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If I have a result from an hourly Splunk alert, how can I compare this with the previous hour's data?

New Member

I have an hourly alert in Splunk which produces results like:

host   error           count
A      database down   20
B      server down     15

How I can compare this data with previous hour's data and show the ups and downs in the result?
I'd like to do it without the searching the previous hour's data again for performance reasons.

Thanks.

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Influencer

You can do this by creating a summary index, and then selecting "enable summary indexing" under alert actions. You can then search the summary index and use something like steamstats with an eval function to compare the current hour to the last hour.

New Member

I didn't find the "enable summary indexing". Perhaps my Splunk administrator didn't do it. and I don't have any control over it. Is there a way around?

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Influencer

I would ask your Splunk admin to do it. There is the option of editing the search to outputcsv. Then, you could do an inputlookup on that and do streamstats, but a CSV file isn't going to scale very well...

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