Delete Model Snapshots

The delete model snapshot API enables you to delete an existing model snapshot.


DELETE _xpack/ml/anomaly_detectors/<job_id>/model_snapshots/<snapshot_id>



You cannot delete the active model snapshot. To delete that snapshot, first revert to a different one. To identify the active model snapshot, refer to the model_snapshot_id in the results from the get jobs API.

Path Parameters

job_id (required)
(string) Identifier for the job
snapshot_id (required)
(string) Identifier for the model snapshot


You must have manage_ml, or manage cluster privileges to use this API. For more information, see Security Privileges.


The following example deletes the 1491948163 snapshot:

DELETE _xpack/ml/anomaly_detectors/farequote/model_snapshots/1491948163

When the snapshot is deleted, you receive the following results:

  "acknowledged": true