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Search Head Backup

Splunk Cloud
Overview
Details
Ever wanted a simple way to backup your dashboards and knowledge objects in Splunk Cloud, well that is what this is.

There are other really powerful solutions that backup to Git repositories using a self-managed Heavy Forwarder, but I wanted a simpler solution that was fully self contained in Splunk Cloud.

Search Head Backup runs a scheduled search locally on the Search Head and stores your dashboards and knowledge objects to a Splunk index daily, allowing you to manually restore any of these to any point in time based on the index retention period. The specific objects collected is configurable using a lookup table.

If you are on Splunk Classic, raise a support request to get this installed on your ES and ITSI Search Heads to back them up too!

Installation Instructions

Install the app on all desired Search Heads (support case required for ES and ITSI on Splunk Cloud Classic).

Then open the app, and click Setup in the navigation bar. Each panel represents a configuration you should change.

Set both the index and host macros, then enable the scheduled search. You can optionally edit the REST endpoints that are backed up.

Technical Overview

All this App does is run the following scheduled search daily. It provides a dashboard to help understand whats being backed up.

| rest splunk_server=local /services/apps/local count=0 search=visible=1
| eval x=1, host=coalesce(`search_head_backup_host`,splunk_server)
| fields title host x
| join max=0 x [| inputlookup search_head_backup_targets.csv | eval x=1]
| eval uri="/servicesNS/nobody/".title."/".target
| map search="| rest splunk_server=local $uri$ count=0 search=eai:acl.app=$title$ | eval label=\"$label$\" | tojson | fields _raw
| collect index=`search_head_backup_index` host=$host$ sourcetype=json_no_timestamp source=$uri$" maxsearches=1000

Release Notes

Version 0.1.0
May 16, 2022

Initial Release


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