What is the difference between lastTime and recentTime in a metadata search?
The recentTime field represents the most recent timestamp seen for the given source, sourcetype or host, while lastTime represents the latest time ever seen for it.
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Thanks Stephen. So just to confirm, recentTime is to most recent event time as lastTime is to most recent indexed time. Is that correct?
The second half of your analogy doesn't sound quite right, as lastTime is the latest timestamp in the index.