Splunk: Keep indexed volume under control

You can use splunk for free for up to 500 megabytes of indexed data daily. To make sure you do not run beyond this limitation, use the following query:

index=_internal group=”per_source_thruput” NOT series=”*splunk/var/log*” | eval mb=kb/1024| timechart span=1d sum(mb) by series

When drawing a bar graph, you directly see, what type of log is filling your indexes. In this case the “ps” logs.

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