Failed to update snapshot status to – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the status of a snapshot due to issues like insufficient permissions, network connectivity problems, or a misconfigured repository. To resolve this, you can check and adjust the permissions of the Elasticsearch user, ensure the network connection to the repository is stable, and verify the repository configuration. Also, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster state is healthy and the nodes are properly communicating with each other.

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

Log Context

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


            public void onFailure(String source; 
Nullable Throwable t) {
                for (UpdateIndexShardRestoreStatusRequest request : drainedRequests) {
                    logger.warn("[{}][{}] failed to update snapshot status to [{}]"; t; request.snapshotId(); request.shardId(); request.status());

            public void clusterStateProcessed(String source; ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {


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