What happened to deleted indices, shards and replicas?

I had confusion about elasticsearch DELETE API. If I delete induces through DELETE API, what will happen to shards and replicas?

I have 3 data nodes, so will it delete data and free up the space? If not how to free up disk by removing indices and replicas that already deleted.

I want to delete indices older than 2 months to free up space automatically. How can I do that?


Hi @varun1992,

Once you delete the index from the elasticsearch cluster, its shards and replicas are also deleted.

Nikhil Kapoor

thanks for help

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