User Guide

Backup & Restore

Elasticsearch Backup and Restore

Elasticsearch provides snapshot functionality which is great for backups because they can be restored relatively quickly.

The main features of Elasticsearch snapshots are:
  • They are incremental

  • They can store either individual indices or an entire cluster

  • They can be stored in a remote repository such as a shared file system

The destination for snapshots must be a shared file system mounted on each Elasticsearch node.

For further details see the Official Elasticsearch snapshot documentation.