I've read a previous question which is now already a year old.
I have a backup agent running on a server, and I'd like to backup my elasticsearch data. I'd like to make sure that any backup I run will be consistent in case I need to restore it.
I've read the documentation about snapshotting, and it seems focused on backing up to remote machines, or to a different place on the same machine. I cannot backup to a remote machine and I'd like to avoid creating another copy of the data locally: ideally it would be great if I could quiesce the data locally and then let the backup agent run (unfreezing the data after the agent is done).
Is there a good way of achieving this?
I can see three options so far: i) stop elasticsearch before the backup, start it after the backup; ii) close all the indexes before the backup, reopen them after the backup; iii) just run the backup with no quiescing at all
Thanks a lot in advance for your help.