Splunk Search

Too many search jobs found in the dispatch directory + Keep on extending the job expiry time + Search artifacts not removed as per ttl


I see too many search jobs present in the dispatch directory.
Even after completing the jobs the expiry date keep on increasing and not removed from the dispatch folder.
This impact me in creating other search jobs via REST API. ("Job not yet scheduled by server")
Is there any way splunk automatically clears those jobs ?
every time i manually clear the dispatch directory for other jobs to get scheduled.

OS : Linux 2.6.32-504.16.2.el6.x86_64 x86_64
Splunk v6.0.4


I've noticed this behavior on 6.2.6 also. We have a 6 node search head cluster and I see jobs that get stuck for some reason... status=Done, sitting for nearly a month, refresh the view and the expiration moves to the current time... these are not scheduled searches where they triggered an alert action either. These are just users running a search in the UI as near I can tell.

also of note, we have the artifact cleanup script in place for the known issue in 6.2.6 also. Anything non-scheduler artifacts older than 2 hours get removed by the script.

0 Karma


Known issue with that particular version?

0 Karma


Its not a known issue ., verified from the docs.

0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Splunk Lantern | Getting Started with Edge Processor, Machine Learning Toolkit ...

Splunk Lantern is Splunk’s customer success center that provides advice from Splunk experts on valuable data ...

Enterprise Security Content Update (ESCU) | New Releases

In the last month, the Splunk Threat Research Team (STRT) has had 2 releases of new security content via the ...

Announcing the 1st Round Champion’s Tribute Winners of the Great Resilience Quest

We are happy to announce the 20 lucky questers who are selected to be the first round of Champion's Tribute ...