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.
You need an up-and-running Elasticsearch installation as we described in the Downloading and installing Elasticsearch recipe in Chapter 2, Downloading and Setup.
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.
To manage a snapshot, we will perform the following steps: