Remove policy from index APIedit

Removes assigned lifecycle policies from an index or a data stream’s backing indices.

Requestedit

POST <target>/_ilm/remove

Prerequisitesedit

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

Descriptionedit

For indices, the remove lifecycle policy API removes the assigned lifecycle policy and stops managing the specified index.

For data streams, the API removes any assigned lifecycle policies from the stream’s backing indices and stops managing the indices.

Path parametersedit

<target>

(Required, string) Comma-separated list of data streams, indices, and index aliases to target. Wildcard expressions (*) are supported.

To target all data streams and indices in a cluster, use _all or *.

Query parametersedit

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.

Examplesedit

The following example removes the assigned policy from my_index.

POST my_index/_ilm/remove

If the request succeeds, you receive the following result:

{
  "has_failures" : false,
  "failed_indexes" : []
}