Splunk® Enterprise

Managing Indexers and Clusters of Indexers

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Determine which indexes.conf changes require restart

Some changes to indexes.conf require that you restart the indexer for the changes to take effect:

  • Changing any of these attributes: rawChunkSizeBytes, minRawFileSyncSecs, syncMeta, maxConcurrentOptimizes, coldToFrozenDir, coldtoFrozenScript
  • Changing any of these attributes for existing indexes: repFactor, homePath, coldPath, thawedPath, bloomHomePath, summaryHomePath, tstatsHomePath
  • Adding or removing a volume
  • Enabling or disabling an index with data
  • Removing an index

You do not need to restart the indexer if you only make these changes:

  • Adding new index stanzas
  • Changing any attributes not listed as requiring restart
  • Enabling or disabling an index with no data
Last modified on 07 April, 2017
Bloom filters
Use the DMC to view index and volume status

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, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.4.10, 6.4.11

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