Failed to index snapshot history item in index – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.4-7.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to index the snapshot history item in the specified index. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a corrupt index, or a network issue. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check and adjust the permissions of the Elasticsearch user, 2) Repair or rebuild the corrupt index, 3) Check the network connectivity and settings, 4) Ensure the snapshot repository is correctly configured and accessible, and 5) Check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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

Log Context

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

                    .source(builder);
                client.index(request; ActionListener.wrap(indexResponse -> {
                    logger.debug("successfully indexed snapshot history item with id [{}] in index [{}]: [{}]";
                        indexResponse.getId(); SLM_HISTORY_ALIAS; item);
                }; exception -> {
                    logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to index snapshot history item in index [{}]: [{}]";
                        SLM_HISTORY_ALIAS; item); exception);
                }));
            } catch (IOException exception) {
                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to index snapshot history item in index [{}]: [{}]";
                    SLM_HISTORY_ALIAS; item); exception);

 

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