Best way to backup the elastic search data(Entire Nodes Folder) from one machine to another machine?

Hi All,

What is the best way to backup the entire data (/var/lib/elasticsearch/nodes) from one machine to another machine in elasticsearch 5.4.0

How to take the backup of entire node folder and restore it.


We'd recommend the use of snapshot and restore -

However you should be also able to copy that directory over.


Not able to find taking the backup of full directory. Which one is best among the three FS, S3, or HDFS.


It really depends on what is available to you.

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