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Where do you manually delete certain reports or dashboards on the server?

Jarohnimo
Builder

So I have mass copied the search app from Server A to Server B (Along with the users directory) to basically copy over all the reports and dashboards.. however now I'd like to delete about 100 reports from Server B. Can someone help me identify the appropriate files to delete while on the server within the directories (C:\program files\splunk\etc......). Say I had a report called: Test, what files do I need to delete from within the server to accomplish this?

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somesoni2
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To delete dashboard, you need to delete corresponding .xml files from following locations:

C:\program files\splunk\etc\apps\search\local\data\ui\views  (for dashboards shared in app/global)
                 -You would also need to remove local.meta entry (not the whole file just the corresponding entry from C:\program files\splunk\etc\apps\search\metadata\local.meta file

C:\program files\splunk\etc\users\<usernameHere>\search\local\data\ui\views  (private dashboards)

For reports, you need to delete corresponding entries in the savedsearches.conf files (not the whole file just the corresponding entries) from following locations:

C:\program files\splunk\etc\apps\search\local\savedsearches.conf  (for reports shared in app/global)
                 -You would also need to remove local.meta entry (not the whole file just the corresponding entry from C:\program files\splunk\etc\apps\search\metadata\local.meta file

C:\program files\splunk\etc\users\<usernameHere>\search\local\savedsearches.conf  (private reports)

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

To delete dashboard, you need to delete corresponding .xml files from following locations:

C:\program files\splunk\etc\apps\search\local\data\ui\views  (for dashboards shared in app/global)
                 -You would also need to remove local.meta entry (not the whole file just the corresponding entry from C:\program files\splunk\etc\apps\search\metadata\local.meta file

C:\program files\splunk\etc\users\<usernameHere>\search\local\data\ui\views  (private dashboards)

For reports, you need to delete corresponding entries in the savedsearches.conf files (not the whole file just the corresponding entries) from following locations:

C:\program files\splunk\etc\apps\search\local\savedsearches.conf  (for reports shared in app/global)
                 -You would also need to remove local.meta entry (not the whole file just the corresponding entry from C:\program files\splunk\etc\apps\search\metadata\local.meta file

C:\program files\splunk\etc\users\<usernameHere>\search\local\savedsearches.conf  (private reports)

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Jarohnimo
Builder

Thank you for your response! From the remedy it appears I shouldn't have only copied the pieces of search and users over to the new server that I absolutely needed to begin with. Weather I delete each Report/Dash via GUI or do it the way described above, it's seems tedious. But going through this way seems like I have to use extra brainpower making sure I don't nick the wrong thing out of the local.meta file.

Thanks again!

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