Failed to update cluster state with snapshot lifecycle stats – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.5-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the cluster state with snapshot lifecycle statistics. This could be due to issues with the cluster state, network connectivity, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check the health of your cluster and ensure it’s green. 2) Verify network connectivity between nodes. 3) Ensure the Elasticsearch process has the necessary permissions to update the cluster state. 4) Check the logs for more detailed error messages that can help pinpoint the issue.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to update cluster state with snapshot lifecycle stats; ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster, plugin, snapshot.

Log Context

Log “failed to update cluster state with snapshot lifecycle stats; ” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


    public void onFailure(String source; Exception e) {
        logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to update cluster state with snapshot lifecycle stats; " +
            "source: [{}]; missing stats: [{}]"; source; runStats);


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