Updating floor_segment from to – How to solve related issues

Updating floor_segment from to – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Updating floor_segment from to ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: index and merge.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log “updating [floor_segment] from [{}] to [{}]” classname is TieredMergePolicyProvider.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


            ByteSizeValue floorSegment = settings.getAsBytesSize(INDEX_MERGE_POLICY_FLOOR_SEGMENT; TieredMergePolicyProvider.this.floorSegment);
            if (!floorSegment.equals(TieredMergePolicyProvider.this.floorSegment)) {
                logger.info("updating [floor_segment] from [{}] to [{}]"; TieredMergePolicyProvider.this.floorSegment; floorSegment);
                TieredMergePolicyProvider.this.floorSegment = floorSegment;
                for (CustomTieredMergePolicyProvider policy : policies) {


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