Delete Large Index

Hello,

I have Elastic Cluster with Ram, Disk Size 500GB, 3 Master Nodes and 3 Data/Ingest Nodes(1 VCPU, 4GB)

Currently I have Large Index which is ~275 GB in 1 Shard. I would like to delete it.
Should I just delete it via Delete Index Api like DELETE /indexname?

Thank you, Sasha

Yes.

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I want also to add some clarifications. Along with Large Index named LargeIndexName I have for a month 30 Indices named LargeIndexName-yyyy-mm-dd (~4 GB per day). Application reads from both LargeIndexName and LargeIndexName-yyyy-mm-dd and writes only to the latest one today LargeIndexName-yyyy-mm-dd.
I need just to delete LargeIndexName (275 GB), so is the approach still the same to use Delete Index Api like DELETE /LargeIndexName? Because Index is very large, will I have some issues with space, memory or other allocations/deallocations?

Thank you,
Sasha

Yes.

No.

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