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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.5-7.7

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to complete the snapshot process in the specified repository. This could be due to insufficient permissions, lack of storage space, or network connectivity issues. To resolve this, ensure that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to write to the repository. Also, check if there’s enough storage space in the repository and verify the network connection between Elasticsearch and the repository. If the repository is corrupted, consider creating a new one. Lastly, ensure that the snapshot process is not being interrupted by other operations.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed to finalize 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 finalize snapshot in repository” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                            ActionListener.runAfter(ActionListener.wrap(ignored -> {
                            }; inner -> {
                                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to finalize snapshot in repository";
                                    snapshot.snapshot()); inner);
                            }); () -> userCreateSnapshotListener.onFailure(e)));
                } else {


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