Scheduling snapshot lifecycle job – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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Briefly, this error message indicates that Elasticsearch is scheduling a snapshot lifecycle job. This job is responsible for managing the lifecycle of snapshots in Elasticsearch. To resolve the issue, the Elasticsearch instance should be allowed to complete the snapshot lifecycle job.

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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 and 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 :

             final SchedulerEngine.Job job = new SchedulerEngine.Job(jobId;
                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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