Snapshot and restore


We are planning to upgrade our ELK stack from 6.8 to 8.2.

We are trying to take the snapshot and it is working fine but, wondering if there are any api to restore so we can test all the breaking changes before moving to production.


There is this documentation Restore a snapshot.

yeah, That documentation is for 8.5, I am looking for 6.8

The restore API is the same, you won't see nothing about breaking changes unless you upgrade from 6.8 to 7.17 and look at the upgrade assistant.

Or you would need to read every release note from 6.8 until the last 8 release.

Also, you cannot restore a snapshot created on version 6.8 to a cluster on version 8.2, this is not supported.

You may be able to restore a Snapshot created on version 6.8 to a cluster with 8.3+ as a read-only archived snapshot if you have an Enterprise License, if you are using the Basic License or even have a Platinum license, you will not be able to do that.

The recommended upgrade path is 6.8 > last release of 7.17 > last release of 8.

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