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This python script is used to increase the number of replicas in an ES cluster and force those new replicas to be allocated to a new host to enable a filesystem backup of the ES data directory.
from requests import get, post, put
from json import dumps, loads
from sys import argv
from math import ceil
commands = []
def addShard(idx, shard):
"allocate" : {
"index" : idx,
"shard" : int(shard),
"allow_primary" : False,
"node" : backup_node
state = loads(get('http://localhost:9200/_cluster/state?filter_metadata=true').content)
data_nodes = []
for node in state['nodes']:
if "data" in state['nodes'][node]['attributes'] and state['nodes'][node]['attributes']['data'] == "false":
data_nodes.append({ 'node': node, 'address': state['nodes'][node]['transport_address']})
replica_count = int(ceil(len(data_nodes)/2.0))
if len(argv) != 2:
print "You must specify which node is the backup node or the 'reset' command. Available nodes right now are:"
for node in data_nodes:
print "\t- %s (%s)" % (node['node'], node['address'])
if argv[1] == "reset":
put('http://localhost:9200/_settings', data='{ "index.routing.allocation.disable_allocation": false }')
put('http://localhost:9200/_settings', data='{ "index" : { "number_of_replicas" : %d } }' % replica_count)
backup_node = argv[1]
if backup_node not in state['nodes']:
print "Invalid data node"
put('http://localhost:9200/_settings', data='{ "index.routing.allocation.disable_allocation": true }')
put('http://localhost:9200/_settings', data='{ "index" : { "number_of_replicas" : %d } }' % (replica_count+1))
for idx in state['routing_table']['indices']:
for shard in state['routing_table']['indices'][idx]['shards']:
addShard(idx, shard)
# this is a lot of output, TODO: consolidate this into just what's useful
print dumps(loads(post('http://localhost:9200/_cluster/reroute?pretty', data=dumps({ "commands": commands })).content), indent=4)
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