How to clean up an installation


(chris thatcher) #1

Hi I started playing with ElasticSearch this week and was having a great
time. I was eventually throwing tons of records at it and I got the Too
Many Files Open error (which I understand how to resolve). But because I'm
kind of new to the technology I mucked around a little too much and tried
removing my installation and starting from a clean installation, but
ElasticSearch still seems to have knowledge of the previous installation (I
don't know how but it's probably related to it's autorecovery abilities).

How can I just 'start over' from scratch with a clean installation?

Thanks,
Thatcher

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Christopher Thatcher


(Shay Banon) #2

Delete the data directory which by default exists within the installation directory under data directory.
On Friday, March 4, 2011 at 8:53 PM, chris thatcher wrote:

Hi I started playing with ElasticSearch this week and was having a great time. I was eventually throwing tons of records at it and I got the Too Many Files Open error (which I understand how to resolve). But because I'm kind of new to the technology I mucked around a little too much and tried removing my installation and starting from a clean installation, but ElasticSearch still seems to have knowledge of the previous installation (I don't know how but it's probably related to it's autorecovery abilities).

How can I just 'start over' from scratch with a clean installation?

Thanks,
Thatcher

--
Christopher Thatcher


(system) #3