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More best practices

This page contains links to assorted topics on Splunk best practices. Some are written by Splunk employees, and some are contributed by our users. If you've figured out a better, faster way to do something with Splunk, share it with us here!. Feel free to start a discussion about any of these topics on the Discussion tab for that topic.

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Best practices around getting data into Splunk

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Best practices around Data management

Best practices around searching, reporting

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Best practices around Splunk knowledge management

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Best practices for Splunk on Windows

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See the growing section Deploy:Troubleshooting for more.

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