Splunk Search

Is it possible to dedup data during indexing?

tylr
Engager

I'm feeding splunk a large quantity of historical gzipped syslog files for many, many different machines through a single TCP listener input. These archived files almost certainly contain overlapping data. Furthermore, new data may come in that overlaps with the old data. I can filter my search results to not show that duplicated data, but is it possible to strip any duplicate lines at index time?

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Stephen_Sorkin
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

No, that is not possible.

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ncsantucci
Path Finder

Similar scenario with logrotate compressing and rotating logs see http://answers.splunk.com/answers/121267/how-does-splunk-handle-nix-logrotate-based-log-rotation

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Stephen_Sorkin
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

No, that is not possible.

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