# Make ElasticSearch data dump
We use the elasticdump configured along with the
vue-storefront-api container to perform the ElasticSearch data dumps. By default, the index used in the
vue-storefront-api:config/local.json:elasticsearch.indices is backed up. Typically, it's
By executing the ElasticSearch data dump, the Storefront Cloud CLI will execute the following sequence of commands:
- use elasticdump to dump the data to the
var/catalog.jsonon the server,
- transfer the file using
kubectl cpto localhost.
node scripts/cli.js dump --output=catalog.json
Note: The data dump command works only on the PODs with the
api role. The command will try to guess the POD unless the
--pod= switch is used.