Getting Data In

Debugging universal forwarder sinkhole ingestion

garrettsdet
Engager

Hi! I have a local setup where I have splunk Enterprise, and a single universal forwarder monitoring an arbitrary Documents folder:

The forwarder is set up to send entire files to splunk with these inputs.conf settings:

[batch://C:\Users\Currentuser\Documents\TestSplunk]
disabled = 0
sourcetype = BugReport
move_policy = sinkhole
index = sandbox

When I place a text file into this TestSplunk directory, it does disappear, showing that the forwarder had picked it up, and disposed of the file as per the move_policy. However, from Splunk enterprise, I can't seem to see evidence of the file being received. In the splunkd.log belonging to the forwarder, I don't see any message with regards to the file that it detected/sent/deleted. How would I be able to see information about this kind of thing?

Labels (1)
0 Karma
1 Solution

richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Have you tried this search?  If not, what did you try?

index=sandbox sourcetype=BugReport earliest=0 latest=+1y
---
If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.

View solution in original post

richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Have you tried this search?  If not, what did you try?

index=sandbox sourcetype=BugReport earliest=0 latest=+1y
---
If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.

garrettsdet
Engager

Thanks Rich!

The search worked and showed a bunch of events for the two files I ingested. I tried a search earlier today of sourcetype=BugReport, but that didn't work. I guess I need to study the search syntax more closely, maybe do some tutorials.

Thanks for the help!

Tags (1)
0 Karma

richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

It's important to always specify an index in your searches because the default index(es) for your role may not be the one(s) where the data resides.

---
If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.
0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Using Machine Learning for Hunting Security Threats

WATCH NOW Seeing the exponential hike in global cyber threat spectrum, organizations are now striving more for ...

New Learning Videos on Topics Most Requested by You! Plus This Month’s New Splunk ...

Splunk Lantern is a customer success center that provides advice from Splunk experts on valuable data ...

How I Instrumented a Rust Application Without Knowing Rust

As a technical writer, I often have to edit or create code snippets for Splunk's distributions of ...