# Cluster Operations

# Create Snapshot (for backups)

Creates a point-in-time snapshot of a Typesense node's state and data in the specified directory.

You can then backup the snapshot directory that gets created and later restore it as a data directory, as needed.

# Sample Response

# Definition

POST ${TYPESENSE_HOST}/operations/snapshot

# Arguments

Parameter Required Description
snapshot_path yes The directory on the server where the snapshot should be saved.

# Re-elect Leader

Triggers a follower node to initiate the raft voting process, which triggers leader re-election.

The follower node that you run this operation against will become the new leader, once this command succeeds.

# Sample Response

# Definition

POST ${TYPESENSE_HOST}/operations/vote

Last Updated: 6/14/2021, 5:46:29 PM