At TaskRabbit, we use ElasticSearch for a number of things (which include search of course). In our development, we follow the normal pattern of having a few distinct environments which we use to build and test our code. The ‘acceptance’ environment is supposed to be a mirror of production, including having a copy of its data. However, we could not find a good tool to help us copy our Elastic Search indices… so we made one!


elasticdump works by sending an input to an output. Both can be either an elasticsearch URL or a File.

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