I'm trying to copy indexes from an old ES cluster running 0.16.4 to a new
one running 0.18.5.
The old cluster was using the FS gateway and the new one is using the local
GW. So I copied the indices directory from the old FS GW under the new
/nodes/0/ directory and the old metadata content under the new _state
I expected this to work and the server does indeed see all the indices but
all the shards are listed as unassigned and the metadata file which was
metadata-268 on the old cluster revered to metadata-2 after I started the
Is there a way to explicitly assign those shards to a master server?