Clear cache APIedit

This functionality is in technical preview and may be changed or removed in a future release. Elastic will work to fix any issues, but features in technical preview are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

Clears indices and data streams from the shared cache for partially mounted indices.


POST /_searchable_snapshots/cache/clear

POST /<target>/_searchable_snapshots/cache/clear


If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have the manage cluster privilege to use this API. You must also have the manage index privileges for the target data stream, index, or alias.

Path parametersedit

(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of data streams, indices, and aliases to clear from the cache. Supports wildcards (*). To clear the entire cache, omit this parameter.


Clears the cache of the index my-index:

response = client.searchable_snapshots.clear_cache(
  index: 'my-index'
puts response
POST /my-index/_searchable_snapshots/cache/clear