Unfreeze index API

Unfreezes an index.

Request

POST /<index>/_unfreeze

Description

When a frozen index is unfrozen, the index goes through the normal recovery process and becomes writeable again. See Frozen indices and Freeze index.

Freezing an index will close the index and reopen it within the same API call. This causes primaries to not be allocated for a short amount of time and causes the cluster to go red until the primaries are allocated again. This limitation might be removed in the future.

Path parameters

<index>
(Required, string) Identifier for the index.

Examples

The following example freezes and unfreezes an index:

POST /my_index/_freeze
POST /my_index/_unfreeze