This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.
cross-cluster replication is currently not supported by indices being managed by Index Lifecycle Management.
The cross-cluster replication (CCR) feature enables replication of indices in remote clusters to a local cluster. This functionality can be used in some common production use cases:
- Disaster recovery in case a primary cluster fails. A secondary cluster can serve as a hot backup
- Geo-proximity so that reads can be served locally
This guide provides an overview of cross-cluster replication: