Failed to update snapshot state – 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 update snapshot state ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: shards and snapshot.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

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

             } else {
                transportService.sendRequest(masterNode; UPDATE_SNAPSHOT_STATUS_ACTION_NAME_V6;
                    new UpdateSnapshotStatusRequestV6(snapshot; shardId; status); INSTANCE_SAME);
            }
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] [{}] failed to update snapshot state"; snapshot; status); e);
        }
    }

    /**
     * Updates the shard status on master node




 

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