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How to downgrade a Heavy Forwarder to a Universal Forwarder?

Stefanie
Communicator

The Splunk Documentation has steps to upgrade a Universal Forwarder to a Heavy Forwarder. But not any steps on downgrading. 

Is it the same steps except swap where it says UF for HF and HF for UF?

I'm guessing it would go like: 

1. Install UF and stop the HF

2. Copy $SPLUNK_HOME/var/lib/splunk/* from HF to the UF

3. Copy over the inputs.conf, outputs.conf, etc from the HF to the UF?

 

 

Does it work like this?

 

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somesoni2
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HWF generally have props.conf and transforms.conf to parse the data. If you're downgrading HWF to UF, you should first move those configurations to next full Splunk instances (generally indexers). It should be done before you start the downgrade.

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somesoni2
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HWF generally have props.conf and transforms.conf to parse the data. If you're downgrading HWF to UF, you should first move those configurations to next full Splunk instances (generally indexers). It should be done before you start the downgrade.

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Stefanie
Communicator

Thank you, that makes sense. Appreciate it.

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