Failed to create snapshot – How to solve related issues

Failed to create snapshot – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to create snapshot ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: snapshot.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

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

                 return ClusterState.builder(currentState).putCustom(SnapshotsInProgress.TYPE; snapshots).build();
            }

            
Override
            public void onFailure(String source; Exception e) {
                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}][{}] failed to create snapshot"; repositoryName; snapshotName); e);
                if (newSnapshot != null) {
                    initializingSnapshots.remove(newSnapshot.snapshot());
                }
                newSnapshot = null;
                listener.onFailure(e);



 

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