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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the status of a snapshot, possibly due to issues with the snapshot repository, network connectivity, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, you can check the repository’s configuration and ensure it’s accessible. Also, verify network connectivity between Elasticsearch and the repository. Lastly, ensure Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to write to the repository.

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

Log Context

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


                public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                    logger.warn("Failed to update snapshot status"; e);


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