Execute snapshot lifecycle policy APIedit

Immediately creates a snapshot according to the lifecycle policy, without waiting for the scheduled time.


PUT /_slm/policy/<snapshot-lifecycle-policy-id>/_execute


If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have the manage_slm cluster privilege to use this API. For more information, see Security privileges.


Manually applies the snapshot policy to immediately create a snapshot. The snapshot policy is normally applied according to its schedule, but you might want to manually execute a policy before performing an upgrade or other maintenance.

Path parametersedit

(Required, string) ID of the snapshot lifecycle policy to execute.


To take an immediate snapshot according to the daily-snapshots policy:

POST /_slm/policy/daily-snapshots/_execute

If successful, this request returns the generated snapshot name:

  "snapshot_name": "daily-snap-2019.04.24-gwrqoo2xtea3q57vvg0uea"

The snapshot is taken in the background. You can use the snapshot APIs to monitor the status of the snapshot.

To see the status of a policy’s most recent snapshot, you can use the get snapshot lifecycle policy API.