Downgrading to the previous version of elasticsearch

(mramaprasad) #1

I am running elasticsearch1.1.1. I am planning to upgrade our test and production cluster to elasticsearch 2.0.

I would like to know the steps if I want to revert back to 1.1.1 if the upgrade does not go well.


(Mark Walkom) #2

You cannot due to underlying Lucene changes.
Make sure you take a snapshot before an upgrade so you can restore this.

(mramaprasad) #3

I have data and logs folders outside the elasticsearch installation directory (/clusterdata/data and /clusterdata/logs).
Does the following steps sound ok?

Take the snapshot of the data.
Unzip elasticsearch2.0 and modify the elasticsearch.yml so that the data and logs paths are pointing to /clusterdata/data and /clusterdata/logs.
Shut down all the elasticssearch 1.1.1 servers
Start elasticsearch 2.0 one node at a time.
If the upgrade does not go well, shut down 2.0 and restart 1.1.1 and restore data from the snapshot?

(Mark Walkom) #4

I don't think that will work, you will need to move the data aside completely before moving back to 1.1.1.

(mramaprasad) #5

What do you mean by moving data aside?
If upgrade does not work, should we delete the data folder and restart 1.1.1 and restore data from snapshot?

(Mark Walkom) #6

Yes, that will work as well.

(system) #7