Snapshot lifecycle policy for job no longer exists snapshot not created – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.4-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to execute a snapshot lifecycle policy that no longer exists. This could be due to accidental deletion or renaming of the policy. To resolve this issue, you can either recreate the missing policy with the same name or update the job to use an existing policy. Alternatively, you can disable the snapshot lifecycle management feature if it’s not needed. It’s also important to regularly monitor and manage your snapshot lifecycle policies to prevent such issues.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” snapshot lifecycle policy for job [{}] no longer exists; snapshot not created ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, snapshot.

Log Context

Log “snapshot lifecycle policy for job [{}] no longer exists; snapshot not created” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        if (snapshotName.isPresent() == false) {
            logger.warn("snapshot lifecycle policy for job [{}] no longer exists; snapshot not created"; event.getJobName());

     * For the given job id (a combination of policy id and version); issue a create snapshot


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