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srchDiskQuota and clearing space

skippylou
Communicator

So I got this error today:

Your maximum disk usage quota has been reached. usage=114MB quota=100MB The search was not run. 

I know I can up this in authorized.conf with srchDiskQuota for the appropriate role. Curious though where on disk this is stored and how it naturally gets cleaned up? I assume the data doesn't stay around endlessly.

Thanks,

Scott

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chris
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The data is stored below:

/opt/splunk/var/run/splunk/dispatch

And it stays around for 10 minutes if it is not a background job. In that case it will stay around forever

You can see the expiration time of the jobs and delete or save data by using the "Jobs" menu

This is information I got from the following links:

http://answers.splunk.com/questions/2689/your-maximum-disk-usage-quota-has-been-reached-what-does-th...

http://www.splunk.com/support/forum:SplunkGeneral/3698

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chris
Motivator

The data is stored below:

/opt/splunk/var/run/splunk/dispatch

And it stays around for 10 minutes if it is not a background job. In that case it will stay around forever

You can see the expiration time of the jobs and delete or save data by using the "Jobs" menu

This is information I got from the following links:

http://answers.splunk.com/questions/2689/your-maximum-disk-usage-quota-has-been-reached-what-does-th...

http://www.splunk.com/support/forum:SplunkGeneral/3698

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skippylou
Communicator

Thanks. I can see the jobs they ran, but can't seem to figure out why it took up so much space - definately not taking up 100M of actual space on disk. Only one job in the list for this user that had more than a 100 or so results and that was only 34k.

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