Pause follower APIedit

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.

Pauses a follower index.


This API pauses a follower index. When this API returns, the follower index will not fetch any additional operations from the leader index. You can resume following with the resume follower API. Pausing and resuming a follower index can be used to change the configuration of the following task.


POST /<follower_index>/_ccr/pause_follow

Path Parametersedit

follower_index (required)
(string) the name of the follower index


If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have manage_ccr cluster privileges on the cluster that contains the follower index. For more information, see Security privileges.


This example pauses a follower index named follower_index:

POST /follower_index/_ccr/pause_follow

The API returns the following result:

  "acknowledged" : true