If you’re got a home-grown Elasticsearch environment, then you might not be thinking about backup automation. You might be relying on a very primitive backup solution, one that doesn’t offer any of our advanced features. If you’re like we were back in the day, you’ve got some rough measure of data security—at the cost of flexibility and periodic lapses in cluster responsiveness.
Although we’ve had backup and restore capability for quite sometime now, we’re realizing that it’s good to make a followup announcement. We have an automatic daily backup feature, which is built around the snapshot/restore API from Elasticsearch. Take a moment to read through this article and consider your options on backup and restore.