Aborted upgrading snapshot %s for job %s as node is dying – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is trying to upgrade a snapshot for a job, but the process is interrupted because the node running the job is shutting down or failing. This could be due to hardware failure, network issues, or resource constraints. To resolve this issue, you could try restarting the node if it’s due to temporary issues. If it’s a persistent problem, consider checking the node’s resources, ensuring it has enough memory and disk space. If it’s a network issue, check the connectivity between the nodes. If the problem persists, you might need to replace the failing node.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Aborted upgrading snapshot [%s] for job [%s] as node is dying ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, node, snapshot.

Log Context

Log “Aborted upgrading snapshot [%s] for job [%s] as node is dying” classname is AutodetectProcessManager.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                    protected void doRun() {
                        if (nodeDying) {
                            logger.info(() -> format("Aborted upgrading snapshot [%s] for job [%s] as node is dying"; snapshotId; jobId));
                        if (resetInProgress) {


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