I was able to index 230K documents overnight, doing a curl on health and indices I can see the index and the health returns a yellow status - everything just like on the previous version of ES - except I can't seem to connect to instance.
I've tried 3rd party tools - that all work on the last version of ES - and none connect (ElasticHQ for example). When I try to "search" my site returns a blank, white, page - no errors.
The installation process seemed very different for this version - as does the start process - and I can't get ES to run as a service with this version. Is it supposed to be installed in a specific location? Right now it's in /opt/elasticsearch-1.6.0
Is it possible to downgrade the installation or copy the index into an installation of a previous version? I just don't want to spend another 8 hours indexing today