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This command deletes a particular index from EraSearch.


This command requires delete access to the index being deleted.

usage: eractl delete-index [-h] [--url URL] [--key KEY] --really index

positional arguments:
  index       Index to remove

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit
  --url URL   EraSearch URL, set via environment with ERACTL_URL (default: http://localhost:9200)
  --key KEY   EraSearch API key, set via environment with ERACTL_API_KEY (default: None)
  --really    Are you sure? (default: False)

To run:

eractl delete-index my-index-name --url --key ****** --really

Or to pass arguments from the environment:

export ERACTL_URL=""
export ERACTL_API_KEY="******"
eractl delete-index my-index-name --really


To list the indices in the system and then delete an index by name:

eractl list-indices

eractl delete-index kube-logs-prod --really


Indexes can also be specified with wildcards (*) to remove multiple indices at once:

eractl delete-index "kube-logs-*" --really

Note that you may need to wrap the index argument in quotes.

Last update: August 7, 2023