Backup and Restore process for ElasticSearch

We are going to start using ElasticSearch for one of our project. As a result we will need to ensure that the search index is backed up. We must also test out doing a restore of this index in case of a disaster.

Could someone please suggest a solution to backup and restore elasticsearch index. Our environment is running on AWS cloud.
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
So here's what an "elasticsearch index" is:

https://www.elastic.co/blog/what-is-an-elasticsearch-index

And here's whre/how it is usualy stored therefore you need is to make sure to backup (at least) your:

<<
data is...
 
The location of the data files of each index / shard allocated on the node. Can hold multiple locations.
 
{path.home}/data
 
path.data
 >>

from your ElasticSearch cluster.

https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/1.4/setup-dir-layout.html

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