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Sumo Logic

Force a Collector's Name with Clobber

Each Collector name must be unique. If you are installing a Collector that would have the same name as an existing Collector, the system automatically appends a 13-digit epoch timestamp to the Collector name. If you don't want to use the timestamp in a Collector name, you can do either of the following:

  • Specify a unique name for the Collector. You can do so during installation, or by editing the Collector configuration following installation (in the Web Application, select Manage > Collection and click Edit for the Collector).
  • During installation, use the clobber option described in this topic to replace the existing Collector with the one that you are installing. 

(Using Quiet Mode installation) To set the clobber flag via command line argument:

  1. When starting the installer from the command line, pass the argument 
    -Vclobber=true
  2. Install the Collector.
  3. Verify that the generated user.properties file (under the config directory) contains the property  clobber=true.

(Using the Binary Package) To set the clobber flag via user.properties or sumo.conf file:

  1. Create the configuration file.
  • (Collector version 19.137 and newer) Create and edit the user.properties file (in the config directory of your Collector installation).
  • (Collector version 19.127 and older) Create and edit the sumo.conf (in the /etc/sumo.conf directory on Mac or Linux; in the C:\sumo directory on Windows).
  1. Type clobber=true in the file, then save and close it.
  2. Start the Collector.