Splunk® Enterprise

Getting Data In

Acrobat logo Download manual as PDF

Splunk Enterprise version 6.x is no longer supported as of October 23, 2019. See the Splunk Software Support Policy for details. For information about upgrading to a supported version, see How to upgrade Splunk Enterprise.
This documentation does not apply to the most recent version of Splunk. Click here for the latest version.
Acrobat logo Download topic as PDF

Handle incorrectly-assigned host values

At some point, you might discover that the host value for some of your events is incorrect for some reason. For example, you might be scraping some Web proxy logs into a directory directly on your Splunk Enterprise server and you add that directory as an input without remembering to override the value of the host field, causing all those events to think their original host value is the same as your Splunk Enterprise host.

If something like that happens, here are your options, in order of complexity:

Of these options, the last option will look the nicest if you can't delete and reindex the data, but deleting and reindexing the data will give the best performance.

Last modified on 08 October, 2015
Change host values after indexing
Why source types matter

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.3.13, 6.3.14

Was this documentation topic helpful?

You must be logged into splunk.com in order to post comments. Log in now.

Please try to keep this discussion focused on the content covered in this documentation topic. If you have a more general question about Splunk functionality or are experiencing a difficulty with Splunk, consider posting a question to Splunkbase Answers.

0 out of 1000 Characters