The HDFS repository plugin adds support for using HDFS File System as a repository for Snapshot/Restore.
This plugin can be installed using the plugin manager:
sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin install repository-hdfs
The plugin must be installed on every node in the cluster, and each node must be restarted after installation.
This plugin can be downloaded for offline install from https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch-plugins/repository-hdfs/repository-hdfs-5.6.16.zip.
The plugin can be removed with the following command:
sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin remove repository-hdfs
The node must be stopped before removing the plugin.