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Check Elasticsearch cluster disk space with one liner curl

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Having cluster with 100s of nodes and got task to check disk space available can cause a headache. Fortunately there is a easy way to do it with just one line command. In this article I will show you how quickly get things done.

2. [Optional] Start your Elasticsearch cluster

If you have already your Elasticsearch cluster you can go directly to step 3.

Otherwise run command to startup cluster.

					docker volume create --opt type=tmpfs --opt device=tmpfs --opt o=size=5m europe01data
docker volume create --opt type=tmpfs --opt device=tmpfs --opt o=size=7m africa01data
docker volume create --opt type=tmpfs --opt device=tmpfs --opt o=size=11m arctica01data

docker run --rm \
--name europe01 \
--net elknodes \
-d \
-e ES_JAVA_OPTS="-Xms2g -Xmx2g" \
-e"europe01" \
-p 9200:9200 \
-v europe01data:/usr/share/elasticsearch/data \

After a moment you can execute password reset command

					docker exec -it europe01 bash -c "(mkfifo pipe1); ( (elasticsearch-reset-password -u elastic -i < pipe1) & ( echo $'y\n123456\n123456' > pipe1) );sleep 5;rm pipe1"

And get token

					token=`docker exec -it europe01 elasticsearch-create-enrollment-token -s node | tr -d '\r\n'`

now you can start other 2 nodes

					docker run --rm \
-e ENROLLMENT_TOKEN="$token" \
-e"africa01" \
-v africa01data:/usr/share/elasticsearch/data \
-p 9201:9200 \
--name africa01 \
--net elknodes \
-d \
-m 2GB

docker run --rm \
-e ENROLLMENT_TOKEN="$token" \
-e"arctica01" \
-v arctica01data:/usr/share/elasticsearch/data \
--name arctica01 \
--net elknodes \
-d \
-m 2GB

3. Check disk usage and total capacity

Finally your one liner

					curl -k -u elastic:123456 -s "https://localhost:9200/_nodes/stats?filter_path=nodes.*,nodes.*" | jq -r '[.nodes | to_entries[][]] | reduce .[] as $item ({}; .sum_total_in_megabytes += $item.total_in_bytes / (1024*1024)  | .sum_available_in_megabytes += $item.available_in_bytes / (1024*1024) )'

and your response

  "sum_total_in_megabytes": 23,
  "sum_available_in_megabytes": 22.59765625

4. [Optional] Load test data

If you follow step 2 then you can load some data to see how disk space is changing.

					curl -k -u elastic:123456 -XPUT "https://localhost:9200/customerdata" \
-H 'content-type: application/json' -d'
  "settings": {
    "number_of_shards": 1,
    "number_of_replicas": 2


I prepared for you sample data kept in IPFS network.

					docker run --rm -it \
-v "$PWD:/tmp" \
curlimages/curl:8.5.0 --output "/tmp/#1.png" "ipfs://{QmPC2FFxBp9Lh97rdSo3wj4pqmpnZ7LsZCCud8QpU8ukwK}"
					someData=`cat QmPC2FFxBp9Lh97rdSo3wj4pqmpnZ7LsZCCud8QpU8ukwK.png |base64`

echo -n '' > QmPC2FFxBp9Lh97rdSo3wj4pqmpnZ7LsZCCud8QpU8ukwK.json
echo '{"index": {"_id": 1}}' >> QmPC2FFxBp9Lh97rdSo3wj4pqmpnZ7LsZCCud8QpU8ukwK.json
echo  '{"customer_name": "'$someData'"}' >> QmPC2FFxBp9Lh97rdSo3wj4pqmpnZ7LsZCCud8QpU8ukwK.json

curl -k -u elastic:123456 -XPOST "https://localhost:9200/customerdata/_bulk" -H 'Content-Type: application/x-ndjson' --data-binary @QmPC2FFxBp9Lh97rdSo3wj4pqmpnZ7LsZCCud8QpU8ukwK.json

5. [Optional] Check disk space again

Now after loading some sample you will lost approximately 1mb

  "sum_total_in_megabytes": 23,
  "sum_available_in_megabytes": 21.609375

6. Summary

In this quick tutorial you have learned how to check total disk capacity of your cluster plus how to check current usage. I am sure it will be useful for your daily work.

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