I have 3 standalone indexers, and another 3 indexers in a cluster. We want to decommission the 3 standalones but first, have to move the data off the 3 onto the cluster. I imagine the process would be something like to roll all hot buckets to warm.. then rsync the warm and cold mounts/directory to a temp directory on one of the idx cluster members? standalone 1 to idxcluster 1,, 2 to 2, then 3 to 3.. But when we do rsync the data over.. How do i get the new indexer to recognize the old imported data? is it as simple as merging the old imported data into the appropriate index directory on the new indexer? for example.. copy the old wineventlog index, into the same named directory on the new indexer? would that work or is there more to it? Is there some kind of splunk native command to move all data from idx A to idx B? Is there a better (or correct) way to make the new idx recognize the imported data? I appreciate any help! Thanks.
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Hello, all! Im hopefully looking for an ELI5 (explain like im 5) on the best way to migrate indexer cluster database to an entirely new cluster environment. The end goal is to decommission the current setup. My current setup. RHEL 7, physical, splunk 8.2.4. All log sources are still flowing to this setup. 3sh cluster, 3 idx cluster, 1cm, etc. New: RHEL 8, AWS/VM's, splunk 9.1.1. This setup is still empty with no logs/sources flowing here yet. 3sh cluster, 3 idx cluster, 1cm, etc. From what i found online.. merging the 3 new indexers into the old cluster seems to be the preferred method. Does anyone have a link to a detailed writeup on how to do so with all the little nuances comes with it? are differing splunk versions okay? do i change rep factor? im sure there are a bunch of steps to this method. I appreciate any help!
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