Delete snapshot APIedit

Deletes a snapshot.

DELETE /_snapshot/my_repository/my_snapshot


DELETE /_snapshot/<repository>/<snapshot>


  • If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have the manage cluster privilege to use this API.

Path parametersedit

(Required, string) Name of the repository to delete a snapshot from.
(Required, string) Comma-separated list of snapshot names to delete. Also accepts wildcards (*).

Query parametersedit

(Optional, time units) Period 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.


The following request deletes snapshot_2 and snapshot_3 from the repository named my_repository.

DELETE /_snapshot/my_repository/snapshot_2,snapshot_3

The API returns the following response:

  "acknowledged" : true