Get snapshot lifecycle management status API

Retrieves the status of snapshot lifecycle management (SLM).

Request

GET /_slm/status

Description

Returns the status of the SLM plugin. The operation_mode field in the response shows one of three states: STARTED, STOPPING, or STOPPED. You halt and restart the SLM plugin with the stop and start APIs.

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.

Prerequisites

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

Examples

GET _slm/status

The API returns the following result:

{
  "operation_mode": "RUNNING"
}