I need to load 1.2 billion documents in the elasticsearch. As of today we have 6 nodes in the cluster. To equally distribute the shards among the 6 nodes I have mentioned the number of shards to be 42. I use spark and it takes me almost 3 days load the index. The shards distribution looks so off.
The node6 only has two shards in it while node 2 has almost 10 shards. The size distribution is also not even. Some shards are 114.6gb while some are just 870mb within the same node.
I have tried to figure out the solution too. I can include the
index.routing.allocation.total_shards_per_node: 7 while creating the index and make it evenly distribute. Will forcing the designated amount of shards in the node, crash the node if there is not enough resource available?
I want to size the shards evenly. My index size is 900 gb apprx. I want each shards to be atleast 20 gb. Could I use the following setting while creating the index?
max_primary_shard_size: 25gb Is setting up max shard size only possible through ilm policy and will I require roll over policy for that ? I am not too familiar with the ilm. Sorry if this does not make sense.
The main reason I am trying to optimize the index is because I am getting timeout error on my application when I am querying the elastic search. I know I can increase my timeout time in my application and do some query optimization, but first I want to optimize my index and make my application as fast as possible.
I load the index only one time and do not write any documents to it after onetime load. For additional data, which i load every 15 days, I create a different index and use an alias name on the both the indexes to query. Other than sharding if there is any suggestion to optimize my indexes I will really appreciate it. It takes me 3 days just to load the data so it is quite difficult to experiment.