Start legacy rollup jobs APIedit

This documentation is about legacy rollups. Legacy rollups are deprecated and will be replaced by new rollup functionality introduced in Elasticsearch 7.x.

Starts a stopped legacy rollup job.


POST _rollup/job/<job_id>/_start


  • If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have manage or manage_rollup cluster privileges to use this API. For more information, see Security privileges.


If you try to start a job that does not exist, an exception occurs. If you try to start a job that is already started, nothing happens.

Path parametersedit

(Required, string) Identifier for the rollup job.

Response codesedit

404 (Missing resources)
This code indicates that there are no resources that match the request. It occurs if you try to start a job that doesn’t exist.


If we have already created a rollup job named sensor, it can be started with:

POST _rollup/job/sensor/_start

Which will return the response:

  "started": true