Do I need to backup cluster global metadata?


(Zaar Hai) #1

If yes, then how?

I'm thinking about scenario where all my master nodes are lost. I did some tests here to check what happens when masters are lost; and I see that ES can recover from whatever is left on data nodes pretty well.

I wonder if it would help to restore masters from a backup in such case. If yes, then, again, how to properly create such backup?

Thanks,
Zaar


(Mark Walkom) #2

Use snapshot and restore - https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/2.3/modules-snapshots.html


(Zaar Hai) #3

Yes, but that talks about snapshots of indices. I'm interested in backing up the metadata only. My scenario is that masters (and only masters) die, i.e. I do not need to restore data nodes at all.


(system) #4