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Get snapshot repository.

Retrieves information about a snapshot repository.

To learn more about repositories, see Register repository.

You can also get details about a snapshot during and after snapshot creation. See Get snapshot status.

Path parameters

Parameter Data type Description
repository String A comma-separated list of snapshot repository names to retrieve. Wildcard (*) expressions are supported including combining wildcards with exclude patterns starting with -.

Query parameters

Parameter Data type Description
local Boolean Whether to get information from the local node. Optional, defaults to false.
cluster_manager_timeout Time Amount of time to wait for a connection to the master node. Optional, defaults to 30 seconds.

Example request

The following request retrieves information for the my-opensearch-repo repository:

GET /_snapshot/my-opensearch-repo

Example response

Upon success, the response returns repositry information. This sample is for an s3 repository type.

  "my-opensearch-repo" : {
    "type" : "s3",
    "settings" : {
      "bucket" : "my-open-search-bucket",
      "base_path" : "snapshots"

Response fields

Field Data type Description
type string Bucket type: fs (file system) or s3 (s3 bucket)
bucket string S3 bucket name.
base_path string Folder within the bucket where snapshots are stored.
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