If your index is at around 90% fullness, we recommend increasing its size. This can be done in two ways: either by changing the pod size being used or by adding additional pods.
Change Pod Size
You can easily increase the pod size from x1 up to x8 for your index's pods, both within the console and using the API. Each x-factor increases the base pod's capacity by that amount. So an x4 pod is four times larger than an x1 pod. The price for the increased size is the same as adding that number of additional pods. So a p1.x8 costs the same as eight p1.x1s.
Change via console
- Go to the console and log in.
- Click the index you want to reconfigure.
- Click the Configuration button in the upper right.
- In the dropdown, choose the pod size to use.
- Click Confirm.
The size change will take up to 15 minutes to complete.
Change via API
Please take a look at configure_index() in our documentation for exact details on using the API to change your pod size.
Add Additional Pods
Adding additional pods to a running index is not supported. However, you can create a collection from an index, then create a new index from that collection.
For steps on creating the collection first, please take a look at Back up indexes in our documentation.
For steps on creating an index from a collection, please take a look at Create an index from collection in our documentation.