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:

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.

from your ElasticSearch cluster.

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