Unfollow API

Converts a follower index to a regular index.


This API stops the following task associated with a follower index and removes index metadata and settings associated with cross-cluster replication. This enables the index to treated as a regular index. The follower index must be paused and closed before invoking the unfollow API.

Currently cross-cluster replication does not support converting an existing regular index to a follower index. Converting a follower index to a regular index is an irreversible operation.


POST /<follower_index>/_ccr/unfollow

Path Parameters

follower_index (required)
(string) the name of the follower index


If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have manage_follow_index index privileges for the follower index. For more information, see Security privileges.


This example converts follower_index from a follower index to a regular index:

POST /follower_index/_ccr/unfollow

The API returns the following result:

  "acknowledged" : true