I have setup metricbeat to connect to beats I have on my productions servers. I can see in Kibana's stack monitoring page useful stats about my beats. I also monitor my elasticsearch nodes.
My question is where does metricbeat save these stats? When there is an error, I can docs containing the errors in indices called
metricbeat-7.8.0...... But these indices contain no useful docs.
I can see there are some
.monitoring-* inidices and I think this is where metricbeat writes.
Can I instruct metricbeat to write everything in
metricbeat-7.8.0.... indices? If I want to build an app that reads the useful stats and further processes them, should I trust the structure of
.monitoring-* indices as stable?