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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.

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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


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