A D Vishnu Prasad

CID - Cloud Infrastructure Desinger

Elasticsearch Backup and Restore From Azure Blob Storage

Assumptions:

You already have a working ELK cluster (5.x).

Azure Account

Step 1: Storage account

Create Storage Account:

ES1

Step 2: Get Credentials

Get Storage account name and key

ES2

Step 3: Install azure plugin

Ssh into all elastic search nodes.

Go to /usr/share/elasticsearch/

Run sudo bin/elasticsearch-plugin install repository-azure

Step 4: Update config

Go to /etc/elasticsearch/elasticsearch.yml. Add your Azure configuration ES3

Restart sudo service elasticsearch restart

Step 5: Create snapshots

Open Kibana portal and Click on Dev Tools

Configure Repository

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PUT _snapshot/es_snapshot
{
    "type": "azure"
}

Create Backup

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PUT _snapshot/es_snapshot/mybackup_1

List snapshots

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GET /_snapshot/es_snapshot/mybackup_1

Step 6:

Go to Storage account. Click on “Containers” to see the snapshots.

ES4

Restore from Azure storage account

Step 7:

Follow step 1 to step 4 to configure your new cluster.

Step 8:

Close all the indices

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POST /_all/_close

Step 9:

Restore from snapshot

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POST /_snapshot/es_snapshot/mybackup_1/_restore

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