The default installation of Elasticsearch is configured with a 1 GB heap. For just about every deployment, this number is usually too small. If you are using the default heap values, your cluster is probably configured incorrectly.
There are two ways to change the heap size in Elasticsearch. The easiest is to set an environment variable called ES_HEAP_SIZE. When the server process starts, it will read this environment variable and set the heap accordingly. As an example, you can set it via the command line as follows:
Alternatively, you can pass in the heap size via JVM flags when starting the process, if that is easier for your setup:
ES_JAVA_OPTS="-Xms10g -Xmx10g" ./bin/elasticsearch
Ensure that the min (Xms) and max (Xmx) sizes are the same to prevent the heap from resizing at runtime, a very costly process.
sudo vi /etc/elasticsearch/jvm.options
Generally, setting the ES_HEAP_SIZE environment variable is preferred over setting explicit -Xmx and -Xms values.
Source: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/guide/current/heap-sizing.html See also Setting JVM options. There are two ways to change the heap size in Elasticsearch. The easiest is to set an environment variable called ES_HEAP_SIZE.
Full disk space problems
- You could try to remove indexes
$ curl -XDELETE http://localhost:9200/PATTERN_OR_PATH
PATTERN_OR_PATH with the pattern or index that you want to remove.
To remove all indexes:
$ curl -XDELETE http://localhost:9200/*
- Remove .hprof files
# got to cd /var/lib/elasticsearch/ $ cd cd /var/lib/elasticsearch/ # show all files [email protected]:/var/lib/elasticsearch# ls -lh total 29138560 -rw------- 1 elasticsearch elasticsearch 1175937553 Mar 7 12:01 java_pid19447.hprof -rw------- 1 elasticsearch elasticsearch 1459518773 Apr 1 07:10 java_pid20206.hprof drwxr-sr-x 3 elasticsearch elasticsearch 4096 Oct 29 2019 nodes # remove unwanted files $ rm java_pid19447.hprof