Best practice to delete old Snapshots on Elasticsearch 2.4

Hi all,

does anyone know the best way to delete the old snapshots at elasticsearch 2.4.
And what will happen if I delete a snapshot from 5 days ago? These are incremental snapshots. How do they behave when restoring?


Use the DELETE Snapshots API.

That's fine. Backups are incremental behind the scene but you can consider them as a full backup. So you can remove whatever snapshot you want. Elasticsearch will always keep the needed files around.

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