Directory Layoutedit

The directory layout of an installation is as follows:

Type Description Default Location Setting

home

Home of elasticsearch installation.

path.home

bin

Binary scripts including elasticsearch to start a node.

{path.home}/bin

conf

Configuration files including elasticsearch.yml

{path.home}/config

path.conf

data

The location of the data files of each index / shard allocated on the node. Can hold multiple locations.

{path.home}/data

path.data

logs

Log files location.

{path.home}/logs

path.logs

plugins

Plugin files location. Each plugin will be contained in a subdirectory.

{path.home}/plugins

path.plugins

repo

Shared file system repository locations. Can hold multiple locations. A file system repository can be placed in to any subdirectory of any directory specified here.

Not configured

path.repo

script

Location of script files.

{path.conf}/scripts

path.scripts

Multiple data paths may be specified, in order to spread data across multiple disks or locations, but all of the files from a single shard will be written to the same path. This can be configured as follows:

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path.data: /mnt/first,/mnt/second
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Or  in an array format:
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path.data: ["/mnt/first", "/mnt/second"]
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Tip

To stripe shards across multiple disks, please use a RAID driver instead.

Default Pathsedit

Below are the default paths that elasticsearch will use, if not explicitly changed.

deb and rpmedit

Type Description Location Debian/Ubuntu Location RHEL/CentOS

home

Home of elasticsearch installation.

/usr/share/elasticsearch

/usr/share/elasticsearch

bin

Binary scripts including elasticsearch to start a node.

/usr/share/elasticsearch/bin

/usr/share/elasticsearch/bin

conf

Configuration files elasticsearch.yml and logging.yml.

/etc/elasticsearch

/etc/elasticsearch

conf

Environment variables including heap size, file descriptors.

/etc/default/elasticsearch

/etc/sysconfig/elasticsearch

data

The location of the data files of each index / shard allocated on the node.

/var/lib/elasticsearch/data

/var/lib/elasticsearch

logs

Log files location

/var/log/elasticsearch

/var/log/elasticsearch

plugins

Plugin files location. Each plugin will be contained in a subdirectory.

/usr/share/elasticsearch/plugins

/usr/share/elasticsearch/plugins

repo

Shared file system repository locations.

Not configured

Not configured

script

Location of script files.

/etc/elasticsearch/scripts

/etc/elasticsearch/scripts

zip and tar.gzedit

Type Description Location

home

Home of elasticsearch installation

{extract.path}

bin

Binary scripts including elasticsearch to start a node

{extract.path}/bin

conf

Configuration files elasticsearch.yml and logging.yml

{extract.path}/config

data

The location of the data files of each index / shard allocated on the node

{extract.path}/data

logs

Log files location

{extract.path}/logs

plugins

Plugin files location. Each plugin will be contained in a subdirectory

{extract.path}/plugins

repo

Shared file system repository locations.

Not configured

script

Location of script files.

{extract.path}/config/scripts