While trying to root cause a huge influx of logs into my instance I noticed that querying my current license usage through the license pool differs greatly when compared to the actual License_Usage.log statistics.
The search below give mes one number
index=_internal source=/opt/splunk/var/log/splunk/license_usage.log type=Usage | rename b AS bytes st AS source_type idx AS index | stats sum(bytes) AS total | eval total=round(total/1024/1024/1024,2)
While this search gives me a number roughly twice as high as the previous measurement
| rest splunk_server= /services/licenser/pools | search description=auto_generated_pool_enterprise | table used_bytes | eval total=round(used_bytes/1024/1024/1024,2)
Does anyone know why I would be seeing the disparity when searching the exact same time frame?
That is a good point. I don't suppose you'd know what the default behavior of the REST methods are in terms of time range? The documentation is pretty parse on details there.
Your answer got me on the right path gjanders. The rest call was looking over today in UTC, while the search was running on the search head in central time. Thanks!