Elastic search is still initializing the kibana index issue

Hello .. I am getting Elastic search is still initializing the kibana index error while starting kibana. It was working and after few days i am getting this error while restarting elastic kibana. I have gone through similar topics in this forum and still i am unable to solve it

The status of elastic cluster is "RED"

localhost:9200/_cluster/health?pretty output is given below:

{ "cluster_name" "elasticsearch",
"status": "red",
"timed_out" : "false",
"number_of_nodes" : 1,
"active_primary_shards" : 2000,
"unassigned_shards" :3200,
"delayed_unassigned_shards" : 0

How can i fix elastic search status from RED to GREEN with out deleting kibana /elastic data

Your help is much appreciated


You need to reduce your shard count, that is way too many shards and is contributing to your issue.

Hello .. Thanks fore the reply

I read that the shards cant be reduced once index is created, i think i need to create a new elastic index with proper shards count

Correct me if i am wrong


What version are you on?


I m using Elastic 2.3.1 version

Kibana 4.5.0 version

logstash 2.3.0

file beat 1.2.0


Then you need to reindex, or upgrade so you can use the _shrink API.

Thanks for the suggestion

I will upgrade it


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