Manage the index lifecycleedit

You can configure index lifecycle management (ILM) policies to automatically manage indices according to your performance, resiliency, and retention requirements. For example, you could use ILM to:

  • Create a new index each day, week, or month and archive previous ones
  • Spin up a new index when an index reaches a certain size
  • Delete stale indices to enforce data retention standards

To automatically back up your indices and manage snapshots, use snapshot lifecycle policies.