Have indices in Elasticsearch? This is the tool for you!
Like a museum curator manages the exhibits and collections on display, Elasticsearch Curator helps you curate, or manage your indices.
Curator API Documentation (External)
Since Curator 3.0, curator ships with both an API and wrapper scripts (which are actually defined as entry points). This allows you to write your own scripts to accomplish similar goals, or even new and different things with the Curator API, and the Elasticsearch Python API.
Install using pip
pip install elasticsearch-curator
curator --help for usage specifics.
- fork the repo
- make changes in your fork
- add tests to cover your changes (if necessary)
- run tests
- sign the CLA
- send a pull request!
To run from source, use the
in the root directory of the project.
To run the test suite just run
python setup.py test
When changing code, contributing new code or fixing a bug please make sure you include tests in your PR (or mark it as without tests so that someone else can pick it up to add the tests). When fixing a bug please make sure the test actually tests the bug - it should fail without the code changes and pass after they're applied (it can still be one commit of course).
The tests will try to connect to your local elasticsearch instance and run
integration tests against it. This will delete all the data stored there! You
can use the env variable
TEST_ES_SERVER to point to a different instance (for
There are two branches for development -
0.6. Master branch is
used to track all the changes for Elasticsearch 1.0 and beyond whereas 0.6
tracks Elasticsearch 0.90 and the corresponding
Releases with major versions greater than 1 (X.Y.Z, where X is > 1) are to be used with Elasticsearch 1.0 and later, 0.6 releases are meant to work with Elasticsearch 0.90.X.
Curator was first called
clearESindices.py  and was almost immediately
logstash_index_cleaner.py . After a time it was migrated under
the logstash repository as
expire_logs. Soon thereafter, Jordan Sissel was hired by Elasticsearch, as
was the original author of this tool. It became Elasticsearch Curator after
that and is now hosted at https://github.com/elasticsearch/curator