The Sandbox repository is not available within Humio Community Edition, for customers on newer clusters and in certain self-hosted Humio instances.
If you can’t see the Sandbox in your list of repositories, use a regular repository to work with your data instead.
Some Humio users have a private Repositories called The Sandbox.
The sandbox has the following limitations compared to normal repositories:
You cannot change retention
You cannot add multiple users
The retention settings are 7 days, 14 GB for ingest size and 3 GB for storage size.
Based on whether you are using Humio self-hosted or Humio Cloud the use-cases for the sandbox differ slightly.
If enabled, see
envar-enable-sandboxes, you can use
your sandbox as a testing area where you can create parser and ingest
data without having to create a new Physical Repository, or impact one
of your existing repositories.
By creating Views that read from the Sandbox, you can easily create specialized repositories for each of your services and systems.