Scheduling snapshot lifecycle job – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.4-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is trying to schedule a snapshot lifecycle job, which is a process for creating backups of your data. This could be due to a misconfiguration in the snapshot lifecycle policy or issues with the snapshot repository. To resolve this, you can check and correct the snapshot lifecycle policy settings, ensure the snapshot repository is accessible and has sufficient space, or check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages. You could also try restarting the Elasticsearch service if the issue persists.

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

Log Context

Log “scheduling snapshot lifecycle job [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                new CronSchedule(snapshotLifecyclePolicy.getPolicy().getSchedule())
            if (existingJobsFoundAndCancelled) {
      "rescheduling updated snapshot lifecycle job [{}]"; jobId);
            } else {
      "scheduling snapshot lifecycle job [{}]"; jobId);
            return job;


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