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For Splunk Enterprise deployments, export search results to a set of chunk files on local disk. For information about other export methods, see Export search results in the Search Manual.


dump basefilename=<string> [rollsize=<number>] [compress=<number>] [format=<string>] [fields=<comma-delimited-string>]

Required arguments

Syntax: basefilename=<string>
Description: The prefix of the export filename.

Optional arguments

Syntax: compress=<number>
Description: The gzip compression level. Specify a number from 0 to 9, where 0 means no compression and a higher number means more compression and slower writing speed.
Default: 2
Syntax: fields=<comma-delimited-string>
Description: A list of the fields to be exported. The entire list must be enclosed in quotation marks. Invalid field names are ignored.
Syntax: format= raw | csv | tsv | json | xml
Description: The output data format.
Default: raw
Syntax: rollsize=<number>
Description: The minimum file size, in MB, at which point no more events are written to the file and it becomes a candidate for HDFS transfer.
Default: 63 MB


This command runs a specified search query and oneshot export search result to local disk at "$SPLUNK_HOME/var/run/splunk/dispatch/<sid>/dump". It recognizes a special field in the input events, _dstpath, which if set will be used as a path to be appended to dst to compute final destination path.

The dump command preserves the order of events as the events are received by the command.


Example 1: Export all events from index "bigdata" to the location "YYYYmmdd/HH/host" at "$SPLUNK_HOME/var/run/splunk/dispatch/<sid>/dump/" directory on local disk with "MyExport" as the prefix of export filenames. Partitioning of the export data is achieved by eval preceeding the dump command.

index=bigdata | eval _dstpath=strftime(_time, "%Y%m%d/%H") + "/" + host | dump basefilename=MyExport

Example 2: Export all events from index "bigdata" to the local disk with "MyExport" as the prefix of export filenames.

index=bigdata | dump basefilename=MyExport


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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 7.0.0, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.3

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