Disk full because of elasticsearch

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1. Describe your incident:
I have an warning saying “elasticsearch nodes disk usage above high watermark”.
In /var/lib/elasticsearch/nodes/0/indies I have 800G of data.

2. Describe your environment:

  • OS Information: Centos 7.9

  • Package Version: Graylog 4.2.1

3. What steps have you already taken to try and solve the problem?
None not sure what I can do to fix this. All logs have stopped in graylog

There are many posts in the community about how to clear high watermarks from Elasticsearch… here is an Elasticsearch article that addresses some of the issue as well You didn’t post what version of elasticsearch you are on so I chose randomly to get you started. You can also find people asking and getting replies on how to move data out (archive) of Elasticsearch or out on the internet on how to properly increase disk spaces based on your configuration. Use the search, Luke!


Here is a more in depth post by @gsmith that talks about watermarks and what to do with them:

Thanks. I increased my disk space as I knew the partition for elasticsearch for over 90% full. Good thing is a vm I just extended the partition. All good now.


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