Indices Recovery

The indices recovery API provides insight into on-going index shard recoveries. Recovery status may be reported for specific indices, or cluster-wide.

For example, the following command would show recovery information for the indices "index1" and "index2".

curl -XGET http://localhost:9200/index1,index2/_recovery

To see cluster-wide recovery status simply leave out the index names.

curl -XGET http://localhost:9200/_recovery?pretty&human

Response:

{
  "index1" : {
    "shards" : [ {
      "id" : 0,
      "type" : "SNAPSHOT",
      "stage" : "INDEX",
      "primary" : true,
      "start_time" : "2014-02-24T12:15:59.716",
      "start_time_in_millis": 1393244159716,
      "total_time" : "2.9m"
      "total_time_in_millis" : 175576,
      "source" : {
        "repository" : "my_repository",
        "snapshot" : "my_snapshot",
        "index" : "index1"
      },
      "target" : {
        "id" : "ryqJ5lO5S4-lSFbGntkEkg",
        "hostname" : "my.fqdn",
        "ip" : "10.0.1.7",
        "name" : "my_es_node"
      },
      "index" : {
        "size" : {
          "total" : "75.4mb"
          "total_in_bytes" : 79063092,
          "reused" : "0b",
          "reused_in_bytes" : 0,
          "recovered" : "65.7mb",
          "recovered_in_bytes" : 68891939,
          "percent" : "87.1%"
        },
        "files" : {
          "total" : 73,
          "reused" : 0,
          "recovered" : 69,
          "percent" : "94.5%"
        },
        "total_time" : "0s",
        "total_time_in_millis" : 0
      },
      "translog" : {
        "recovered" : 0,
        "total" : 0,
        "percent" : "100.0%",
        "total_on_start" : 0,
        "total_time" : "0s",
        "total_time_in_millis" : 0
      },
      "start" : {
        "check_index_time" : "0s",
        "check_index_time_in_millis" : 0,
        "total_time" : "0s",
        "total_time_in_millis" : 0
      }
    } ]
  }
}

The above response shows a single index recovering a single shard. In this case, the source of the recovery is a snapshot repository and the target of the recovery is the node with name "my_es_node".

Additionally, the output shows the number and percent of files recovered, as well as the number and percent of bytes recovered.

In some cases a higher level of detail may be preferable. Setting "detailed=true" will present a list of physical files in recovery.

curl -XGET http://localhost:9200/_recovery?pretty&human&detailed=true

Response:

{
  "index1" : {
    "shards" : [ {
      "id" : 0,
      "type" : "STORE",
      "stage" : "DONE",
      "primary" : true,
      "start_time" : "2014-02-24T12:38:06.349",
      "start_time_in_millis" : "1393245486349",
      "stop_time" : "2014-02-24T12:38:08.464",
      "stop_time_in_millis" : "1393245488464",
      "total_time" : "2.1s",
      "total_time_in_millis" : 2115,
      "source" : {
        "id" : "RGMdRc-yQWWKIBM4DGvwqQ",
        "hostname" : "my.fqdn",
        "ip" : "10.0.1.7",
        "name" : "my_es_node"
      },
      "target" : {
        "id" : "RGMdRc-yQWWKIBM4DGvwqQ",
        "hostname" : "my.fqdn",
        "ip" : "10.0.1.7",
        "name" : "my_es_node"
      },
      "index" : {
        "size" : {
          "total" : "24.7mb",
          "total_in_bytes" : 26001617,
          "reused" : "24.7mb",
          "reused_in_bytes" : 26001617,
          "recovered" : "0b",
          "recovered_in_bytes" : 0,
          "percent" : "100.0%"
        },
        "files" : {
          "total" : 26,
          "reused" : 26,
          "recovered" : 0,
          "percent" : "100.0%",
          "details" : [ {
            "name" : "segments.gen",
            "length" : 20,
            "recovered" : 20
          }, {
            "name" : "_0.cfs",
            "length" : 135306,
            "recovered" : 135306
          }, {
            "name" : "segments_2",
            "length" : 251,
            "recovered" : 251
          },
           ...
          ]
        },
        "total_time" : "2ms",
        "total_time_in_millis" : 2
      },
      "translog" : {
        "recovered" : 71,
        "total_time" : "2.0s",
        "total_time_in_millis" : 2025
      },
      "start" : {
        "check_index_time" : 0,
        "total_time" : "88ms",
        "total_time_in_millis" : 88
      }
    } ]
  }
}

This response shows a detailed listing (truncated for brevity) of the actual files recovered and their sizes.

Also shown are the timings in milliseconds of the various stages of recovery: index retrieval, translog replay, and index start time.

Note that the above listing indicates that the recovery is in stage "done". All recoveries, whether on-going or complete, are kept in cluster state and may be reported on at any time. Setting "active_only=true" will cause only on-going recoveries to be reported.

Here is a complete list of options:

detailed

Display a detailed view. This is primarily useful for viewing the recovery of physical index files. Default: false.

active_only

Display only those recoveries that are currently on-going. Default: false.

Description of output fields:

id

Shard ID

type

Recovery type:

  • store
  • snapshot
  • replica
  • relocating

stage

Recovery stage:

  • init: Recovery has not started
  • index: Reading index meta-data and copying bytes from source to destination
  • start: Starting the engine; opening the index for use
  • translog: Replaying transaction log
  • finalize: Cleanup
  • done: Complete

primary

True if shard is primary, false otherwise

start_time

Timestamp of recovery start

stop_time

Timestamp of recovery finish

total_time_in_millis

Total time to recover shard in milliseconds

source

Recovery source:

  • repository description if recovery is from a snapshot
  • description of source node otherwise

target

Destination node

index

Statistics about physical index recovery

translog

Statistics about translog recovery

start

Statistics about time to open and start the index