How to restore an archived index?

I got an email yesterday that my index was going to be archived unless I used it. So I made a query against it to prevent that from happening.

Unfortunately, that didn’t prevent me from getting an email today that my index had indeed been archived. But, it said, I could restore the vectors from the collection.

  1. What does “inactivity” really mean? Apparently one query is not enough - what is?
  2. How do I “restore” the index?


Inactivity is based on 7+ days where no API call has been made to the index. In some cases there is period between when the archival process starts and the index is archived. We are working to reduce the chance of this happening in the future.

Each archived index is turned into a collection that can be spun back up as an index. We’ll make sure this is more clear in future emails.

@roleary in the meantime, please see Manage Indexes for steps on creating an index from a collection.

Thanks for the explanations! It wasn’t immediately clear to me that a collection could be used to create the index, but I see that now.