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vijaysri
Builder

Hi,

how will summary index actually work in relation to 'time based searches'
maybe the summary index could have no time value on each record?
 
We are replacing a lookup with a summary index.
 
we have 2000 entries in the lookup --> those entries will be pushed to summary index via a scheduled search
 
The lookup will be updated daily --> The updated data will go to summary Index
 
What will happen to old data that is already there in the summary Index?
 
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manjunathmeti
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

hi @vijaysri,

Summary index events do have timestamps.

if your saved search results contain a _time field then the timestamp will be set to this field values in the summary index. If _time is not there then timestamp is set to the CURRENT time(when data is parsed) in the summary index. 

Retention for the summary index is 5 years and the max data size is 500GB.

 

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manjunathmeti
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

hi @vijaysri,

Summary index events do have timestamps.

if your saved search results contain a _time field then the timestamp will be set to this field values in the summary index. If _time is not there then timestamp is set to the CURRENT time(when data is parsed) in the summary index. 

Retention for the summary index is 5 years and the max data size is 500GB.

 

If this reply helps you, a like would be appreciated.

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