Updating segments-per-tier from to – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Updating segments-per-tier from to ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, merge and shard.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

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


        final double oldSegmentsPerTier = mergePolicy.getSegmentsPerTier();
        final double segmentsPerTier = settings.getAsDouble(INDEX_MERGE_POLICY_SEGMENTS_PER_TIER; oldSegmentsPerTier);
        if (segmentsPerTier != oldSegmentsPerTier) {
            logger.info("updating [segments_per_tier] from [{}] to [{}]"; oldSegmentsPerTier; segmentsPerTier);

        final int oldMaxMergeAtOnce = mergePolicy.getMaxMergeAtOnce();
        int maxMergeAtOnce = settings.getAsInt(INDEX_MERGE_POLICY_MAX_MERGE_AT_ONCE; oldMaxMergeAtOnce);


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