Kibana not saving request in Dev Tools history

I am running the following request in Kibana's Dev Tools console:

POST _reindex
  "source": {
    "index": "old_index_pattern-2018-03"
  "dest": {
    "index": "new_index_pattern-2018-03"
  "script": {
  "source": "ctx._id =; ctx._type = 'metric'",
  "lang": "painless"

but it never gets saved in the History section. All of my other requests do. I'm not sure why.

Any thoughts?

Per documentation, Console maintains a list of the last 500 requests that were successfully executed by Elasticsearch. The history is available by clicking the clock icon on the top right side of the window.

Hope this helps ?


That's what I mean. When I open History I can see everything in there except for this request type.

huh surprising! I just copy pasted your request in my console and it persisted. Which version are you on ?


6.0.1 using the AWS Elasticsearch service (so I can't upgrade to the latest)

If I wait for a while, it actually returns Request failed to get to the server (status code: 504), even though it is definitely working.

Am not sure if AWS changed any of their internal APIs. It sounds like probably the reindex takes a long time and it's only added after a successful request. This sounds like a bug to me..
Can you please open a bug in Dev tools and label it traige needed, we will investigate further.


Will do. Thanks!

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