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Run-away indexing with Splunk add-on for AWS, how to enforce a Log Start Date


I was moving about 20 aws data inputs (s3 sources) from an EOL server to an aws ec2.
The ec2 was a clone and had the Splunk_TA_aws app on it.
When I started up the new ec2, I disabled the TA.
I configured the Log Start Date directly in the inputs.conf for all the data inputs (and restarted).
Then I enabled the TA and disabled each of the inputs with the WebUI.
I went 1 by 1 disabling the input on the old host and enabling the input on the new host.
Everything looked good but now my indexing is blowing up.
I set the Log Start Date to 7/1/2019 but it seems the new ec2 host is fetching data before that date, like its not obeying the configs.

Any help is appreciated, thank you.


Because I upgraded the AWS app, it did not retain my start date/time settings. I created new ones and it worked.