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KB 146 - Backing up the PowerConnect App in Splunk Enterprise

KB 146 (Splunk): Backing up the PowerConnect App in Splunk Enterprise

Category: Information

Priority: Normal

Platform: Splunk Enterprise

Version: 1 from 17.03.2022


Backing up the PowerConnect Splunk app may be required for upgrades and updates.


Splunk app backups consist of two different types: configuration files and indexed data.

  • For configuration files, create a copy of the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/BNW-app-powerconnect folder.

    • Additionally, you may want to back up individual user configurations in the app. Those can be found at $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/users/<username>/BNW-app-powerconnect

    • Configuration files include (but may not be limited to) the following objects:

      • Configuration settings

      • Saved Searches

      • User Accounts

      • Tags

      • Custom Sourcetype Names

    • For distributed deployments, perform configuration backups from the cluster manager and/or search heads

  • For the indexed data, you will need to create a copy of the folders for the PowerConnect index (typically called “sap”). This can be found at $SPLUNK_HOME/var/lib/splunk/<index_name>

    • This will likely be a large amount of data. Make sure you have storage capacity in place for a complete backup.

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