Bonsai offers support for automatically removing old indices from your cluster to save space. If you’re using Bonsai to host logs or some application that creates regular indices following a time-series naming convention, then you can specify one or more prefix patterns and Bonsai will automatically purge the oldest indices that match each pattern. The pattern will only match from the start of the index name.
This feature is found in the Cluster dashboard, under the Trimmer section:
For example, assume you’re indexing time-series data, say, number of support tickets in a day. You’re putting these in time-series indices like "support_tickets-201801010000", "support_tickets-201801020000", and so on.
With this feature, you could specify a pattern like "support_tickets-", and we’ll auto-prune the oldest indices first when you reach the size limit specified for the pattern. Indices scheduled for removal will be highlighted in red.
Please note we will not purge the last remaining index that matches the pattern, even if the size is above the limit.