We have just added additional storage to our single node elasticsearch "cluster". I noticed that elasticsearch did not relocated some of the existing shards to the new location to use the storage evenly... thats not perfect but it's ok.
But i also noticed that every newly created index and all of it's shards are now also allocated to the new storage, which is kind of bad cause i have no advantages regarding search and index performance if elasticsearch is doing so... Although it's creating the folders in both paths (can't understand why) - we are using 2 shards and 0 replicas.
user@host:~# ll /logdata2/nodes/0/indices/11bkYN0fQlaJ8Oc2qXBPmA/ drwxr-xr-x 5 elasticsearch elasticsearch 4.0K Apr 27 00:00 1 drwxr-xr-x 5 elasticsearch elasticsearch 4.0K Apr 27 00:00 0 drwxr-xr-x 2 elasticsearch elasticsearch 4.0K Apr 27 08:00 _state
vs. old storage:
user@host:~# ll /logdata/logging/nodes/0/indices/11bkYN0fQlaJ8Oc2qXBPmA drwxr-xr-x 2 elasticsearch elasticsearch 4.0K Apr 27 08:00 _state
Is there a way to influence the shard allocation on different path.data locations?