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Simple Log Service:MergeShard

Last Updated:Oct 26, 2023

Merges two adjacent shards that are in the readwrite state. You can specify a shard ID in the request. Then, Log Service locates the adjacent shard and combines the two shards into a single shard.

Usage notes

  • Host consists of a project name and a Log Service endpoint. You must specify a project in Host.
  • Each shard has an MD5 hash range, and each range is a left-closed, right-open interval. The interval is in the [BeginKey,EndKey) format. A shard can be in the readwrite or readonly state. You can split and merge shards. For more information, see Shard.
  • An AccessKey pair is created and obtained. For more information, see AccessKey pair.

    The AccessKey pair of an Alibaba Cloud account has permissions on all API operations. Using these credentials to perform operations in Log Service is a high-risk operation. We recommend that you use a RAM user to call API operations or perform routine O&M. To create a RAM user, log on to the RAM console. Make sure that the RAM user has the management permissions on Log Service resources. For more information, see Create a RAM user and authorize the RAM user to access Log Service.

  • The information that is required to query logs is obtained. The information includes the name of the project to which the logs belong, the region of the project, and the name of the Logstore to which the logs belong. For more information, see Manage a project and Manage a Logstore.


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Request headers

The MergeShard operation does not have operation-specific request headers and uses only common request headers. For more information, see Common request parameters.

Request syntax

POST /logstores/{logstore}/shards/{shard}?action=merge HTTP/1.1

Request parameters

Parameter Type Position Required Example Description
project String Host Yes ali-test-project

The name of the project.

logstore String Path Yes ali-test-logstore

The name of the Logstore.

shard String Path Yes 3

The ID of the shard.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
Server String nginx

The name of the server.

Content-Type String application/json

The format of the response body.

Content-Length String 0

The length of the response body.

Connection String close

Indicates whether the connection is persistent. Valid values:

  • close: The connection is non-persistent. A new TCP connection is established for each HTTP request.
  • keep-alive: The connection is persistent. After a TCP connection is established, the connection remains open, and no more time or bandwidth is consumed to establish new connections.
Date String Sun, 27 May 2018 08:25:04 GMT

The time when the response was returned.

x-log-requestid String 5B0A6B60BB6EE39764D458B5

The request ID.

Array of shard

The data structure of the shard.


Sample requests

POST /logstores/ali-test-logstore/shards/{shard}?action=merge HTTP/1.1

Sample success responses

JSON format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

[ {
  "shardID" : 0,
  "status" : "readwrite",
  "inclusiveBeginKey" : "e0000000000000000000000000000000",
  "exclusiveEndKey" : "ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff",
  "serverIp" : "10.0.xx.x",
  "createTime" : 1453949705
}, {
  "shardID" : 1,
  "status" : "readwrite",
  "inclusiveBeginKey" : "e0000000000000000000000000000000",
  "exclusiveEndKey" : "e7000000000000000000000000000000",
  "serverIp" : "10.0.xx.x",
  "createTime" : 1453949705
}, {
  "shardID" : 2,
  "status" : "readwrite",
  "inclusiveBeginKey" : "e7000000000000000000000000000000",
  "exclusiveEndKey" : "ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff",
  "serverIp" : "10.0.xx.x",
  "createTime" : 1453949705
} ]

Error codes

For a list of error codes, see Service error codes.







Project does not exist.

The specified project does not exist.



Logstore does not exist.

The specified Logstore does not exist.



invalid shard id.

The specified shard ID is invalid.



can not merge the last shard.

The last shard cannot be merged.



logstore has no shard.

No shards exist in the specified Logstore.



Specified Server Error Message.

An internal server error has occurred.

For more information, see Error codes.