Snapshot deleted – 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 ” Snapshot deleted ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: 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 “Snapshot [{}] deleted” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     private void deleteSnapshotFromRepository(Snapshot snapshot; 
Nullable ActionListener listener; long repositoryStateId) {
        threadPool.executor(ThreadPool.Names.SNAPSHOT).execute(() -> {
            try {
                Repository repository = repositoriesService.repository(snapshot.getRepository());
                repository.deleteSnapshot(snapshot.getSnapshotId(); repositoryStateId);
      "snapshot [{}] deleted"; snapshot);

                removeSnapshotDeletionFromClusterState(snapshot; null; listener);
            } catch (Exception ex) {
                removeSnapshotDeletionFromClusterState(snapshot; ex; listener);


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