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Elasticsearch 5.x Cookbook - Third Edition by Alberto Paro

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Executing a snapshot

In the previous recipe, we defined a repository: the place where we will store the backups. Now we can create snapshots of indices, a full backup of an index, in the exact instant that the command is called.

For every repository it's possible to define multiple snapshots.

Getting ready

You need an up-and-running Elasticsearch installation as we described in the Downloading and installing Elasticsearch recipe in Chapter 2, Downloading and Setup.

To execute curl via the command line you need to install curl for your operating system.

To correctly execute the following command, the repository created in the previous recipe is required.

How to do it...

To manage a snapshot, we will perform the following steps:

  1. To create a snapshot called ...

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