es_repo_mgr(1) snapshot repository manager for Elasticsearch


es_repo_mgr [-h] [-v] [--host HOST] [--url_prefix URL_PREFIX] [--port PORT] [--ssl] [--auth AUTH] [-t TIMEOUT] [-n] [-D] [--loglevel LOG_LEVEL] [-l LOG_FILE] [--logformat LOGFORMAT] COMMAND [COMMAND_OPTS] ARGUMENTS


es_repo_mgr is a helper script to assist in creating Elasticsearch index snapshot repositories. At this time, only fs and s3 types are supported. Please be sure to read the documentation for the indicated type before creating a repository. For example, each node using a fs type repository must be able to access the same shared filesystem, in the same path, identified by --location.


-h, --help
show this program usage and exit
-v, --version
show program's version number and exit
--host HOST
Elasticsearch host. Default: localhost
--url_prefix URL_PREFIX
Elasticsearch http url prefix. Default: none
--port PORT
Elasticsearch port. Default: 9200
Connect to Elasticsearch through SSL. Default: false
--auth AUTH
Use Basic Authentication ex: user:pass Default: None
-t TIMEOUT, --timeout TIMEOUT
Connection timeout in seconds. Default: 30
-n, --dry-run
If true, does not perform any changes to the Elasticsearch indices.
-D, --debug
Debug mode
--loglevel LOG_LEVEL
Log level
-l LOG_FILE, --logfile LOG_FILE
log file
--logformat LOGFORMAT
Log output format [default|logstash]. Default: default


Each command accepts a number of options and positional arguments. Run es_repo_mgr COMMAND --help for command-specific help. The following commands are available:
Create an fs type repository
Create an s3 type repository
Delete named repository
Show all registered repositories


curator was originally written by Aaron Mildenstein <[email protected]>. It is currently maintained by Elasticsearch <>.

This manual page was written by Apollon Oikonomopoulos <[email protected]> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).


This software is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0. See /usr/share/doc/elasticsearch-curator/copyright for more details.

Copyright 2011-2015 Elasticsearch and contributors.