Unfollow APIedit

Converts a follower index to a regular index.

Requestedit

POST /<follower_index>/_ccr/unfollow

Prerequisitesedit

  • If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have manage_follow_index index privileges for the follower index. For more information, see Security privileges.

Descriptionedit

This API stops the following task associated with a follower index and removes index metadata and settings associated with cross-cluster replication. This enables the index to treated as a regular index. The follower index must be paused and closed before invoking the unfollow API.

Note

Currently cross-cluster replication does not support converting an existing regular index to a follower index. Converting a follower index to a regular index is an irreversible operation.

Path parametersedit

<follower_index> (Required)
(string) The name of the follower index.

Examplesedit

This example converts follower_index from a follower index to a regular index:

POST /follower_index/_ccr/unfollow

The API returns the following result:

{
  "acknowledged" : true
}