Deleting snapshot – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Deleting snapshot ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: snapshot.

Log Context

Log “deleting snapshot [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

param listener listener
param repositoryStateId the unique id for the state of the repository
    private void deleteSnapshot(final Snapshot snapshot; final ActionListener listener; final long repositoryStateId;
                                final boolean immediatePriority) {"deleting snapshot [{}]"; snapshot);
        Priority priority = immediatePriority ? Priority.IMMEDIATE : Priority.NORMAL;
        clusterService.submitStateUpdateTask("delete snapshot"; new ClusterStateUpdateTask(priority) {

            boolean waitForSnapshot = false;


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