Searchable snapshotedit

Phases allowed: cold.

Takes a snapshot of the managed index in the configured repository and mounts it as a searchable snapshot. If the managed index is part of a data stream, the mounted index replaces the original index in the data stream.

This action cannot be performed on a data stream’s write index. Attempts to do so will fail. To convert the index to a searchable snapshot, first manually roll over the data stream. This creates a new write index. Because the index is no longer the stream’s write index, the action can then convert it to a searchable snapshot. Using a policy that makes use of the rollover action in the hot phase will avoid this situation and the need for a manual rollover for future managed indices.

By default, this snapshot is deleted by the delete action in the delete phase. To keep the snapshot, set delete_searchable_snapshot to false in the delete action.


(Required, string) Specifies where to store the snapshot. See Register repository for more information.


PUT _ilm/policy/my_policy
  "policy": {
    "phases": {
      "cold": {
        "actions": {
          "searchable_snapshot" : {
            "snapshot_repository" : "backing_repo"