Deleting snapshots from repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.8-7.13

Briefly, this error occurs when you attempt to delete snapshots from an Elasticsearch repository and the operation fails. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a corrupted snapshot, or issues with the repository itself. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check and adjust the permissions of the Elasticsearch user. 2) If a snapshot is corrupted, try to restore it first before deletion. 3) Verify the health of your repository and fix any detected issues. 4) If all else fails, consider creating a new repository and migrating your data.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” deleting snapshots [{}] from repository [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repository.

Log Context

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

    public void deleteSnapshots(final DeleteSnapshotRequest request; final ActionListener listener) {

        final String[] snapshotNames = request.snapshots();
        final String repoName = request.repository(); -> new ParameterizedMessage("deleting snapshots [{}] from repository [{}]";
                Strings.arrayToCommaDelimitedString(snapshotNames); repoName));

        final Repository repository = repositoriesService.repository(repoName);
        repository.executeConsistentStateUpdate(repositoryData -> new ClusterStateUpdateTask(request.masterNodeTimeout()) {


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