Create lifecycle policy API

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.

Creates or updates lifecycle policy. See Policy phases and actions for definitions of policy components.

Request

PUT _ilm/policy/<policy_id>

Description

Creates a lifecycle policy. If the specified policy exists, the policy is replaced and the policy version is incremented.

Only the latest version of the policy is stored, you cannot revert to previous versions.

Path Parameters

policy (required)
(string) Identifier for the policy.

Request Parameters

timeout
(time units) Specifies the period of time to wait for a response. If no response is received before the timeout expires, the request fails and returns an error. Defaults to 30s. For more information about time units, see Time units.
master_timeout
(time units) Specifies the period of time to wait for a connection to the master node. If no response is received before the timeout expires, the request fails and returns an error. Defaults to 30s. For more information about time units, see Time units.

Authorization

You must have the manage_ilm cluster privilege to use this API. You must also have the manage index privilege on all indices being managed by policy. All operations executed by index lifecycle management for a policy are executed as the user that put the latest version of a policy. For more information, see Security Privileges.

Examples

The following example creates a new policy named my_policy:

PUT _ilm/policy/my_policy
{
  "policy": {
    "phases": {
      "warm": {
        "min_age": "10d",
        "actions": {
          "forcemerge": {
            "max_num_segments": 1
          }
        }
      },
      "delete": {
        "min_age": "30d",
        "actions": {
          "delete": {}
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

If the request succeeds, you receive the following result:

{
  "acknowledged": true
}