Unable to set path.data for ES

Hi,

I have two mount points: /data1 & /data2. I want to use these two mount
points for all the data stored by ES.

To do that, I added
path.data: ["/data1", "/data2"]
in my elasticsearch.yml.

After that, I restarted ES and still "pgrep -fl elas" shows:

20642 java -Xms4g -Xmx10g -Xss256k -Djava.awt.headless=true
-XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC
-XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75 -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly
-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Delasticsearch
-Des.pidfile=/var/run/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.pid
-Des.path.home=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch -cp
:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/elasticsearch-0.19.12.jar:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/sigar/
-Des.config=/etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml
-Des.path.conf=/etc/elasticsearch
-Des.path.home=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch
-Des.path.logs=/var/log/elasticsearch
-Des.path.data=/var/lib/elasticsearch -Des.path.work=/tmp/elasticsearch
-Des.path.plugins=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/plugins
org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.ElasticSearch

Note the path.data value as "-Des.path.data=/var/lib/elasticsearch". Am
I missing something obvious?

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Cheers,
Abhijeet R

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The elasticsearch.yml is controlling the settings of the elasticsearch
after it's started. The settings that you see in pgrep output are
controlled by the script that starts elasticsearch. So, you need to modify
parameters of this script. For example, if you are running it on Ubuntu
using standard .deb package, you can configure these settings in the
/etc/default/elasticsearch file.

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:39:56 AM UTC-5, Abhijeet Rastogi wrote:

Hi,

I have two mount points: /data1 & /data2. I want to use these two mount
points for all the data stored by ES.

To do that, I added
path.data: ["/data1", "/data2"]
in my elasticsearch.yml.

After that, I restarted ES and still "pgrep -fl elas" shows:

20642 java -Xms4g -Xmx10g -Xss256k -Djava.awt.headless=true
-XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC
-XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75 -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly
-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Delasticsearch
-Des.pidfile=/var/run/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.pid
-Des.path.home=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch -cp
:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/elasticsearch-0.19.12.jar:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/sigar/

-Des.config=/etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml
-Des.path.conf=/etc/elasticsearch
-Des.path.home=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch
-Des.path.logs=/var/log/elasticsearch
-Des.path.data=/var/lib/elasticsearch -Des.path.work=/tmp/elasticsearch
-Des.path.plugins=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/plugins
org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.ElasticSearch

Note the path.data value as "-Des.path.data=/var/lib/elasticsearch". Am
I missing something obvious?

--
Cheers,
Abhijeet R
http://blog.abhijeetr.com

--

Hi Igor,

So, do you mean to say that I have the settings already present in ES?
Is there a way to verify this?

On 01/16/2013 01:06 AM, Igor Motov wrote:

The elasticsearch.yml is controlling the settings of the elasticsearch
after it's started. The settings that you see in pgrep output are
controlled by the script that starts elasticsearch. So, you need to
modify parameters of this script. For example, if you are running it
on Ubuntu using standard .deb package, you can configure these
settings in the /etc/default/elasticsearch file.

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:39:56 AM UTC-5, Abhijeet Rastogi wrote:

Hi,

I have two mount points: /data1 & /data2. I want to use these two
mount
points for all the data stored by ES.

To do that, I added
path.data: ["/data1", "/data2"]
in my elasticsearch.yml.

After that, I restarted ES and still "pgrep -fl elas" shows:

20642 java -Xms4g -Xmx10g -Xss256k -Djava.awt.headless=true
-XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC
-XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75
-XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly
-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Delasticsearch
-Des.pidfile=/var/run/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.pid
-Des.path.home=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch -cp
:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/elasticsearch-0.19.12.jar:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/*:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/sigar/*

-Des.config=/etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml
-Des.path.conf=/etc/elasticsearch
-Des.path.home=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch
-Des.path.logs=/var/log/elasticsearch
-Des.path.data=/var/lib/elasticsearch
-Des.path.work=/tmp/elasticsearch
-Des.path.plugins=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/plugins
org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.ElasticSearch

Note the path.data value as
"-Des.path.data=/var/lib/elasticsearch". Am
I missing something obvious?

-- 
Cheers,
Abhijeet R
http://blog.abhijeetr.com

--

--
Cheers,
Abhijeet R

--

Elasticsearch server can be configured using several methods. In your
setup, it can be configured using system properties and config files. The
system properties are checked first and based on the system properties
elasticsearch finds directory with config files and loads config files from
there. Some settings can be overwritten in the config files, but some
settings are additive. So, for example, if you specify the path using
system properties (that can be configured in /etc/default/elasticsearch
file) and then in elasticsearch.yml file, you will end up with combination
of both system property path and config file file paths as you data paths.
If you have relatively new version of elasticsearch, you can check the
effective properties by setting "node" logger to "DEBUG" in
/etc/elasticsearch/logging.yml, restarting elasticsearch and checking log
file at /var/log/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.log. If you set logger
correctly, you will find the line like this in the log file:

[2013-01-16 06:41:44,197][DEBUG][node ] [Banner, Betty
Ross] using home [/usr/share/elasticsearch], config [/etc/elasticsearch],
data [[/var/lib/elasticsearch]], logs [/var/log/elasticsearch], work
[/tmp/elasticsearch], plugins [/usr/share/elasticsearch/plugins]

This line shows the effective environment settings that this elasticsearch
node was started with.

On Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:55:52 AM UTC-5, Abhijeet Rastogi wrote:

Hi Igor,

So, do you mean to say that I have the settings already present in ES?
Is there a way to verify this?

On 01/16/2013 01:06 AM, Igor Motov wrote:

The elasticsearch.yml is controlling the settings of the elasticsearch
after it's started. The settings that you see in pgrep output are
controlled by the script that starts elasticsearch. So, you need to
modify parameters of this script. For example, if you are running it
on Ubuntu using standard .deb package, you can configure these
settings in the /etc/default/elasticsearch file.

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:39:56 AM UTC-5, Abhijeet Rastogi wrote:

Hi, 

I have two mount points: /data1 & /data2. I want to use these two 
mount 
points for all the data stored by ES. 

To do that, I added 
path.data: ["/data1", "/data2"] 
in my elasticsearch.yml. 

After that, I restarted ES and still "pgrep -fl elas" shows: 

20642 java -Xms4g -Xmx10g -Xss256k -Djava.awt.headless=true 
-XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC 
-XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75 
-XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly 
-XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Delasticsearch 
-Des.pidfile=/var/run/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.pid 
-Des.path.home=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch -cp 

:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/elasticsearch-0.19.12.jar:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/:/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/lib/sigar/

-Des.config=/etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml 
-Des.path.conf=/etc/elasticsearch 
-Des.path.home=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch 
-Des.path.logs=/var/log/elasticsearch 
-Des.path.data=/var/lib/elasticsearch 
-Des.path.work=/tmp/elasticsearch 
-Des.path.plugins=/usr/share/java/elasticsearch/plugins 
org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.ElasticSearch 

Note the path.data value as 
"-Des.path.data=/var/lib/elasticsearch". Am 
I missing something obvious? 

-- 
Cheers, 
Abhijeet R 
http://blog.abhijeetr.com 

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Cheers,
Abhijeet R
http://blog.abhijeetr.com

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