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CSV over Syslog? How to analyze nested data formats

Greetings, fellow data wardens. Structure on read is particularly powerful for security use cases like tcp-over-dns tunneling. We first extract the DNS information, isolate the payloads, strip away...
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03.26.2022

Four Tips to Improve Your Search by Enhancing Your Query's Structure

Parts of a Query A short but important post today - we’ll go over four easy tips and tricks for improving your search performance by putting a little thought into how you structure your query. But...
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03.01.2022

Get Your Kits into Git with Kitctl

Gravwell's kit builder makes it easy to collect things you've built--dashboards, scheduled searches, and so on--into a single file you can version control your insights. Not to mention, packing your...
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11.15.2021

Back-up to Backblaze with Gravwell Automations

Gravwell's backup/restore functionality lets you save all your user-generated content (dashboards, resources, users) into a convenient tarball for restoration in case your server's disk crashes. Of...
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07.15.2021

How to move to Gravwell from Splunk (or another platform)

As applications generate more data, as we adopt more IoT, and as more things move to cloud, log volumes explode. Traditional log management solutions have trouble keeping up and cause major budgeting...
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05.13.2021

IPMI and Gravwell Part 1: Building an IPMI Ingester

(This post is part one of a two-part technology series around building and using an IPMI ingester and kit. Part two coming soon.) In many data aggregation and analysis tools, the ecosystem is fully...
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04.08.2021

Brewing With Gravwell

Overview Today we are going to talk about something very important - beer.  Homebrewing has a long tradition and many master brewers started by making swill in their basement.  So today, I am going...
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11.04.2020

Gravwell Weather Data Kit - Look Ma, No Ingester!

Maybe you've just signed up for Gravwell Community Edition and are not quite sure where to start. There are a lot of features in Gravwell, and a lot of different ingesters for pulling in data....
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08.03.2020

More Gravwell Fun, Now With Kits

Our final HOWTO for this blog series focuses on Kits, a wonderful thing in the Big Bang Release that makes our data journey quick and easy.  To catch up on our previous HOWTOs check out: Part 1:...
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07.30.2020

First Time with Gravwell

In our continuing series of HOWTOs, today we are walking through the user interface and seeing what questions we can answer in our new data, focusing on Netflow Part 1:  Getting Gravwell Installed in...
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07.23.2020
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