Filebeat -e running for a long time

Hello I am running a new installation of filebeat 7.12.0. I was initially getting an ILM error and so had the indices removed for filebeats.

Now when I run the filebeat -e setup, it seems to run for ever. I let it go for an hour and watched the indices documents continue to grow and the storage size grow, I believe we have it capped at 50MB. I let it run for an entire hour and it is still going. I am only dumping CentOS /var/logs/*

I just keep seeing log/harvester

INFO [monitoring] log/log.go:144 Non-zero metrics in the last 30s {"monitoring": {"metrics": {"beat":{"cgroup":{"cpuacct":{"total":{"ns":95859173}},"memory":{"mem":{"usage":{"bytes":-1454080}}}},"cpu":{"system":{"ticks":360,"time":{"ms":38}},"total":{"ticks":1140,"time":{"ms":96},"value":1140},"user":{"ticks":780,"time":{"ms":58}}},"handles":{"limit":{"hard":1048576,"soft":1048576},"open":17},"info":{"ephemeral_id":"ba16b749-6a74-47c9-a102-34d0f09ea3de","uptime":{"ms":270135}},"memstats":{"gc_next":23937200,"memory_alloc":16485192,"memory_total":118674968,"rss":59359232},"runtime":{"goroutines":64}},"filebeat":{"events":{"active":1,"added":15,"done":14},"harvester":{"open_files":3,"running":3}},"libbeat":{"config":{"module":{"running":1}},"output":{"events":{"acked":14,"active":0,"batches":14,"total":14},"read":{"bytes":5140},"write":{"bytes":32088}},"pipeline":{"clients":3,"events":{"active":1,"published":15,"total":15},"queue":{"acked":14}}},"registrar":{"states":{"current":14,"update":14},"writes":{"success":14,"total":14}},"system":{"load":{"1":2.26,"15":2.55,"5":2.63,"norm":{"1":0.0628,"15":0.0708,"5":0.0731}}}}}}

Scrolling continuously, should I just let it continue. Is it because the filebeat indices where removed?

Thank you.

It sounds like you are simply calling Filebeat and it's running, rather than just the setup command.

Can you please share the command that you ran, as well as the output?