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The splunk-system-user is hitting a quota limit. How do I increase the quota for this user?

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I'm running summary searches and the splunk-system-user keeps hitting a quota limit.

  04-12-2010 16:50:28.436 ERROR SavedSplunker - 
  Maximum disk usage=10422MB quota=10000MB, reached. Search not executed. 
  SearchId=scheduler_nobody_myapp_custom_summary_searchname

I'm only running summary searches on this host so I want to give the splunk-system-user free reign. How can I increase the quota for just the splunk-system-user?

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Champion

Note that when scheduled search does not have an owner, it is run by splunk-system-user.

The splunk-system-user seems to have a hardcoded quota.

Therefore, you'll need to assign an owner/user to the scheduled search and specify a role for the user. This is because there isn't a way to set a per-user disk quota so you'll have to edit the role to increase this limit. Here are the defaults from $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/authorize.conf:

[role_admin]
srchDiskQuota = 10000

[role_power]
srchDiskQuota = 500

[role_user]
srchDiskQuota = 100

(System-wide default is 100 MB which will be applied to all roles where a srchDiskQuota is not specified)

Best way is probably to create a custom role and assign it to this user rather than edit the defaults for the canned roles. Create your custom role in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/authorize.conf:

[role_quota]
srchDiskQuota = 5000

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Champion

Note that when scheduled search does not have an owner, it is run by splunk-system-user.

The splunk-system-user seems to have a hardcoded quota.

Therefore, you'll need to assign an owner/user to the scheduled search and specify a role for the user. This is because there isn't a way to set a per-user disk quota so you'll have to edit the role to increase this limit. Here are the defaults from $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/authorize.conf:

[role_admin]
srchDiskQuota = 10000

[role_power]
srchDiskQuota = 500

[role_user]
srchDiskQuota = 100

(System-wide default is 100 MB which will be applied to all roles where a srchDiskQuota is not specified)

Best way is probably to create a custom role and assign it to this user rather than edit the defaults for the canned roles. Create your custom role in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/authorize.conf:

[role_quota]
srchDiskQuota = 5000

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