Rollover Index APIedit

Rollover Requestedit

The Rollover Index API requires a RolloverRequest instance. A RolloverRequest requires two string arguments at construction time, and one or more conditions that determine when the index has to be rolled over:

RolloverRequest request = new RolloverRequest("alias", "index-2"); 
request.addMaxIndexAgeCondition(new TimeValue(7, TimeUnit.DAYS)); 
request.addMaxIndexSizeCondition(new ByteSizeValue(5, ByteSizeUnit.GB)); 

The alias (first argument) that points to the index to rollover, and optionally the name of the new index in case the rollover operation is performed

Condition on the age of the index

Condition on the number of documents in the index

Condition on the size of the index

Optional argumentsedit

The following arguments can optionally be provided:


Whether the rollover should be performed (default) or only simulated


Timeout to wait for the all the nodes to acknowledge the index is opened as a TimeValue

Timeout to wait for the all the nodes to acknowledge the index is opened as a String


Timeout to connect to the master node as a TimeValue

Timeout to connect to the master node as a String


The number of active shard copies to wait for before the rollover index API returns a response, as an int

The number of active shard copies to wait for before the rollover index API returns a response, as an ActiveShardCount

        .put("index.number_of_shards", 4)); 

Add the settings to apply to the new index, which include the number of shards to create for it

request.getCreateIndexRequest().mapping("type", "field", "type=keyword"); 

Add the mappings to associate the new index with. See Index mappings for examples on the different ways to provide mappings

request.getCreateIndexRequest().alias(new Alias("another_alias")); 

Add the aliases to associate the new index with

Synchronous Executionedit

RolloverResponse rolloverResponse = client.indices().rollover(request);

Asynchronous Executionedit

The asynchronous execution of a rollover request requires both the RolloverRequest instance and an ActionListener instance to be passed to the asynchronous method:


The RolloverRequest to execute and the ActionListener to use when the execution completes

The asynchronous method does not block and returns immediately. Once it is completed the ActionListener is called back using the onResponse method if the execution successfully completed or using the onFailure method if it failed.

A typical listener for RolloverResponse looks like:

ActionListener<RolloverResponse> listener = new ActionListener<RolloverResponse>() {
    public void onResponse(RolloverResponse rolloverResponse) {

    public void onFailure(Exception e) {

Called when the execution is successfully completed. The response is provided as an argument

Called in case of failure. The raised exception is provided as an argument

Rollover Responseedit

The returned RolloverResponse allows to retrieve information about the executed operation as follows:

boolean acknowledged = rolloverResponse.isAcknowledged(); 
boolean shardsAcked = rolloverResponse.isShardsAcknowledged(); 
String oldIndex = rolloverResponse.getOldIndex(); 
String newIndex = rolloverResponse.getNewIndex(); 
boolean isRolledOver = rolloverResponse.isRolledOver(); 
boolean isDryRun = rolloverResponse.isDryRun(); 
Map<String, Boolean> conditionStatus = rolloverResponse.getConditionStatus();

Indicates whether all of the nodes have acknowledged the request

Indicates whether the requisite number of shard copies were started for each shard in the index before timing out

The name of the old index, eventually rolled over

The name of the new index

Whether the index has been rolled over

Whether the operation was performed or it was a dry run

The different conditions and whether they were matched or not