The Data Volume Index gives you visibility into how much data you are sending to Sumo Logic, allowing you to proactively manage your systems’ behavior and to fine tune your data ingest with respect to the data plan for your Sumo Logic subscription.
The Data Volume Index provides data for logs and metrics:
- Logs. Ingest volume in bytes and the number of log messages. See Log Ingest Data Volume Index for details.
- Metrics. Ingest volume measured in data points. See Metrics Ingest Data Volume Index for details.
The Data Volume Index must be manually enabled by an administrator. The index then begins populating. A set of messages within the index is created every five minutes. The data does not backfill and is provided to the index only when the option is enabled. The index has the same retention period as your General Index.
After the Data Volume Index is enabled, you can access it using this search query:
Enable the Data Volume Index
The Data Volume Index must be enabled by an administrator.
To enable the Data Volume Index:
- Go to the Administration > Account > Data Management page.
- Under Data Volume, select Enable.
A message confirms that the feature is enabled.