What is the Curator?

The Curator feature allows you to define the criteria for triggering the deletion or closing of indices in your Elasticsearch instance. This allow you to easily manage the amount of storage your indices are using as your data grows over time.

Task options

Once you select your Elasticsearch instance from the ObjectRocket UI and select ‘Add Task’ under the Curator section, you’ll be presented with the following fields:

  • Task Name: The name for the task. This is a required field.

  • Task Type: You can select to Delete the indexes which match the criteria, or Close them to writes and queries. This is a required field.

  • Filter by age: Allows you to set a filter based on the age of the index. The age is based on the creation date of the index.

  • Filter by name: Allows you to set a filter based on the naming convention or RegEx.

    Note - you are required to select at least one of the filters.

How often are the tasks run?

Each task is run at least once every 5 minutes.

Need more info?

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