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Monitor Files and Directories - configured - but nothing is indexing ?

Alfred
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File Monitor configured - but nothing is indexing ?

here is my inputs.conf 

[monitor://C:\xxxx\xxxxxx\xxxxxxx\xxxxx.docx]
[monitor://C:\xxxxx\xxxxxxx\xxxxxx.docx]
disabled = 0
index=file_integrity_monitoring
sourcetype=test
crcSalt=<SOURCE>

following the article below in our Splunk Cloud environment.

 
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.1/Data/Monitorfilesanddirectorieswithinputs.conf

Any idea what is missing ? 

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

First, having two consecutive [monitor://...] lines does not create two monitors with the same settings.  The first monitor uses only default settings, whereas the second uses those specified in the stanza.

Second, check splunkd.log to confirm it, but I suspect nothing is ingested because .docx files are binary and Splunk doesn't ingest non-textual data.

Finally, it looks like you want to detect when these files change rather than index the files themselves.  If so, use an fschange input.  See https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.1/Data/Monitorchangestoyourfilesystem

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

First, having two consecutive [monitor://...] lines does not create two monitors with the same settings.  The first monitor uses only default settings, whereas the second uses those specified in the stanza.

Second, check splunkd.log to confirm it, but I suspect nothing is ingested because .docx files are binary and Splunk doesn't ingest non-textual data.

Finally, it looks like you want to detect when these files change rather than index the files themselves.  If so, use an fschange input.  See https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.2.1/Data/Monitorchangestoyourfilesystem

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If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.
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