Execute snapshot retention policy APIedit

Deletes any snapshots that are expired according to the policy’s retention rules.


POST /_slm/_execute_retention


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


Manually applies the retention policy to force immediate removal of expired snapshots. The retention policy is normally applied according to its schedule.


To force removal of expired snapshots:

response = client.slm.execute_retention
puts response
POST /_slm/_execute_retention

Retention runs asynchronously in the background.