I have a single-node ES instance which serves as the backend for a web app. Nginx is accessing this node via reverse proxy. Both ES and Nginx are running on the same server.
I am trying to set up a staging/production type environment with a snapshot of the database on the staging server. I am new to distributed server environments and would like guidance about best practices in this case. For example, I'm not sure if I should add the elasticsearch instance on the staging server as a node on one big cluster or if I ought to have two parallel single-node es servers.
The backup solution in place is to export the document json upon document creation. Frankly I find the backup and restore documentation confusing.
Anybody willing to advise?