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Splunk: Any way to fetch logs via ssh
I would say that everything is possible with Splunk but it can be more complex than expected.
If you can't install a Splunk Forwarder, what are the type(s) of logs to collect? Binary? Text? Can you maybe export them via Syslog?

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It sounds like we are under similar restrictions for working with production servers. No chance of my getting the forwarder approved to run there in my environment either.

I do this with sftp via a .bat file (Windows). Splunk monitors a local directory. I have the sftp set to pull the (entire) file from the remote server every 10 minutes and place it in that directory. So there is a delay, but acceptable for my purposes.
Jack G.

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