Failed to record snapshot for snapshot in policy snapshot lifecycle metadata is null – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.4-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to record a snapshot due to missing lifecycle metadata. This could be due to a misconfiguration or deletion of the snapshot lifecycle policy. To resolve this issue, you can either recreate the missing lifecycle policy or update the existing one to ensure it has the correct metadata. Additionally, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages that could help identify the root cause.

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

Log Context

Log “failed to record snapshot [{}] for snapshot [{}] in policy [{}]: snapshot lifecycle metadata is null” classname is SnapshotLifecycleTask.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        public ClusterState execute(ClusterState currentState) throws Exception {
            SnapshotLifecycleMetadata snapMeta = currentState.metadata().custom(SnapshotLifecycleMetadata.TYPE);

            assert snapMeta != null : "this should never be called while the snapshot lifecycle cluster metadata is null";
            if (snapMeta == null) {
                logger.error("failed to record snapshot [{}] for snapshot [{}] in policy [{}]: snapshot lifecycle metadata is null";
                    exception.isPresent() ? "failure" : "success"; snapshotName; policyName);
                return currentState;
            }

            Map snapLifecycles = new HashMap(snapMeta.getSnapshotConfigurations());

 

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