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Delete snapshot

Deletes a snapshot from a repository.

Path parameters

Parameter Data type Description
repository String Repostory that contains the snapshot.
snapshot String Snapshot to delete.

Sample request

The following request deletes a snapshot called my-first-snapshot from the my-opensearch-repo repository.

DELETE _snapshot/my-opensearch-repo/my-first-snapshot

Sample response

Upon success, the response returns the following JSON object:

{
  "acknowledged": true
}

To verify that the snapshot was deleted, use the Get snapshot API, passing the snapshot name as the snapshot path parameter.