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Why is Splunk Service not starting with 'authDb' error?

NicholasLeader
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Hi - any idea why my Splunk service is failing with this error?

What is 'authDb'?

~]# service splunk start
Starting Splunk...

Splunk> CSI: Logfiles.

Checking prerequisites...
Checking http port [8000]: open
Checking mgmt port [8089]: open
Checking appserver port [127.0.0.1:8065]: open
Checking kvstore port [8191]: open
Checking configuration... Done.
Creating: /mnt/splunk_hot//authDb
Warning: cannot create "/mnt/splunk_hot//authDb"

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davpx
Communicator

It would seem Splunk does not have permissions to write. Confirm the user Splunk runs as has ownership of the installation and that there are no storage issues.

chown -R splunk:splunk /mnt/*

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