I will be moving an existing Splunk installation (and all the data, inputs and customizations, etc.) over to a new server (Linux to Linux same platform and same architecture) and perform an upgrade to 6.1 and from what I gathered from all the documentation, the process would be this:
Stop Splunk Enterprise 5.0 on the server from which you want to migrate.
Copy the entire contents of the $SPLUNK_HOME directory from the old server to the new server – All my indexes and data reside under $SPLUNK_HOME
Create Splunk user and install Splunk 6.1 on target platform under same location and directory structure of the copied files - Extract 6.1 downloaded splunk-6.1.3-220630-Linux-x86_64.tgz directly over the copied files on the new system
Start Splunk Enterprise on the new instance - Splunk Enterprise detects whether you are migrating and prompts you on whether or not to upgrade at this time, answer by yes.
Start command should migrate the license to the new server: $SPLUNK_HOME/bin/splunk start --accept-license --answer-yes
Are we missing something in the process.
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