number_of_shardsedit

Note

This setting is only used by the shrink action.

action: shrink
description: >-
  Shrink selected indices on the node with the most available space.
  Set the number of shards to 2.
options:
  shrink_node: DETERMINISTIC
  number_of_shards: 2
filters:
  - filtertype: ...

The value of this setting determines the number of primary shards in the target index. The default value is 1.

Important

The value for number_of_shards must meet the following criteria:

  • It must be lower than the number of primary shards in the source index.
  • It must be a factor of the number of primary shards in the source index.