I've already set some index lifecycle policies and they work like a charm.
Now, having the possibility to handle the snapshots through the SLM, I'd like to take them one step further.
Unfortunately, it appears to me they (ILM and SLM) are not really linked.
What I would like to do is to set an ILP and, at the time of rollover, take a snapshot of the soon-to-be-old index and immediately delete it.
I mean, given an index alias
my_index, at the moment I'm ingesting data into the indices
my_index-000000x and the
x is changed every 50Gb.
What I'd like to do is, as soon as the index
my_index-0000001 has reached 50Gb, start ingesting data into
my_index-0000002, take a snapshot of index
my_index-0000001 and delete index
my_index-0000001 right after it.
It's kinda strange they developed such powerful tools and then left them not linked.