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elasticsearchHow do I use ElasticSearch to zip files?

ElasticSearch is not a tool used to zip files. However, you can use the Compress API to compress files stored in the Elasticsearch cluster.

For example, you can use the PUT request to compress a file stored in the cluster:

PUT /my_index/my_type/my_id/_compress

The response of this request will look something like this:

  "_index": "my_index",
  "_type": "my_type",
  "_id": "my_id",
  "_version": 1,
  "result": "compressed",
  "_shards": {
    "total": 2,
    "successful": 1,
    "failed": 0
  "_seq_no": 0,
  "_primary_term": 1

The _shards field indicates how many shards the document was indexed into. The _seq_no and _primary_term fields indicate the version of the document.

If you want to decompress the file, you can use the GET request:

GET /my_index/my_type/my_id/_decompress

This request will return the decompressed version of the file.

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