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Splunk license usage per sourcetype

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Is there a way to find out which sourcetype is sending too much of data to an index. i know an index but i would like to know why there is an increase in license to that specific index from yesterday to today and which sourcetype is sending too much of data from yesterday to today.

Any help would be appreciated.

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hey @iamlearner123

you are asking something which is already provided by splunk itself.
On the license Master go to Licensing » License Usage Reporting » Previous 30 days » Split by Sourcetype

The very first panel will be your answer. open in search and get the query.
The query is

    [ `set_local_host`] source=*license_usage.log* type="Usage" 
| eval h=if(len(h)=0 OR isnull(h),"(SQUASHED)",h) 
| eval s=if(len(s)=0 OR isnull(s),"(SQUASHED)",s) 
| eval idx=if(len(idx)=0 OR isnull(idx),"(UNKNOWN)",idx) 
| bin _time span=1d 
| stats sum(b) as b by _time, pool, s, st, h, idx 
| timechart span=1d sum(b) AS volumeB by st fixedrange=false 
| join type=outer _time 
    [ search index=_internal 
        [ `set_local_host`] source=*license_usage.log* type="RolloverSummary" earliest=-30d@d 
    | eval _time=_time - 43200 
    | bin _time span=1d 
    | stats latest(stacksz) AS "stack size" by _time] 
| fields - _timediff 
| foreach * 
    [ eval <<FIELD>>=round('<<FIELD>>'/1024/1024/1024, 3)]

Modify the time period as per your requirement.
let me know if this helps!

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Please try the following search:

index=_internal host=cld* source=*license_usage.log type=Usage earliest=@d
   | eval MB = b/1024/1024
   | rename st AS sourcetype
   | timechart span=1d sum(MB) AS "Total MB used" by sourcetype
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