I went through the group and came across various replies by David Pilato,
Kimchy and other people which stated to use EBS volumes or local disks for
storing ES indices and S3 for periodic snapshots. Wanted to know the reason
why using S3 will be a bad choice for creating and storing indices on S3
(even if I mount S3 to EC2 instance).
My main points for storing and creating indices on S3 are:
- I want to avoid cost of using both EBS and S3. (EBS for storing indices
data and S3 for snapshots). If I only use S3 then due to replication
feature I do not have to worry about my data loss.
- Using S3 I will not have to worry about failure of nodes as all data is
in centralized placed being replicated.
- I can use AWS auto scaling feature to much advantage as I can spawn a
new EC2 machine when demand rises and then all the indexing and querying
can be done through a central data source on S3.
If somebody can suggest how I can achieve creating and storing of indices
on S3 it will be a great help.
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