I know that I can XPUT a template into an ElasticSearch cluster and it will persist. I'm wondering if there is a directory on each node that I can put a template file for persistence, kinda like mappings. Reason being is that in testing my ES cluster I am removing the entire contents of the data directory before doing additional tests. This requires me to XPUT the templates back (All 5 of them).
I like the convention that mappings use (http://www.elasticsearch.org/guide/reference/mapping/conf-mappings.html. The ability to have a 'mappings' directory under 'config'. I'm wondering if Index Templates follow the same convention.