How do you run snapshots?

I have setup a mountpoint and snapshot repository and I am manually running snapshots with curl at the moment. It is all working fine.

I would love to get some cron jobs and maybe a web interface setup for managing the snapshots but as ever I expect someone will have already done this and likely in a better way than I would myself.

If someone knows of some great plugins or scripts out there that they or others have created and can share with me that would be great!

There's always Curator:

That's great, for some reason I didn't think curator could manipulate snapshots.

I have added this to my daily curator cron job:


curator snapshot --repository logstash
curator snapshots delete --older-than 60