Failed to close snapshot in repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.4

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to close a snapshot in the repository due to issues like insufficient permissions, network connectivity problems, or the repository being in a read-only state. To resolve this, you can check and adjust the repository permissions, ensure the network connection is stable, or change the repository state to read-write. Additionally, verify the snapshot’s integrity and existence in the repository. If the snapshot is corrupted or doesn’t exist, you may need to delete it and create a new one.

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

Log Context

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

                } catch (Exception inner) {
                    logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to close snapshot in repository";
                        snapshot.snapshot()); inner);


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