Delete lifecycle policy API

Deletes an index lifecycle policy.

Request

DELETE _ilm/policy/<policy_id>

Prerequisites

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

Description

Deletes the specified lifecycle policy definition. You cannot delete policies that are currently in use. If the policy is being used to manage any indices, the request fails and returns an error.

Path parameters

<policy_id>
(Required, string) Identifier for the policy.

Query parameters

master_timeout
(Optional, 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.
timeout
(Optional, 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.

Examples

The following example deletes my_policy:

DELETE _ilm/policy/my_policy

When the policy is successfully deleted, you receive the following result:

{
  "acknowledged": true
}