Hello, I'm running Elasticsearch on a Docker container. I start the container mapping the folder
/usr/share/elasticsearch/data on a local folder in order to retain the data even if the container is destroyed.
I have noticed that after stopping and restarting the elasticsearch container the elasticsearch/data folder size is shrinking a lot.
However, it doesn't seem to be causing data loss, because I'm still able to see all the data on Kibana.
I've compared the folder size before and after restarting elasticsearch and definitely there is something going on:
[...] 8.0K ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/_state 8.0K ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/3/_state 4.5M ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/3/translog 2.0M ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/3/index 6.5M ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/3 [...]
With after elasticsearch restart:
[...] 8.0K ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/_state 8.0K ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/3/_state 20K ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/3/translog 2.4M ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/3/index 2.4M ./indices/logstash-apache-2016.09.09/3 [...]
I would like to understand if there is something wrong I'm doing here