Snapshots aborted – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.1-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to complete the snapshot process due to issues like insufficient disk space, network connectivity problems, or issues with the snapshot repository. To resolve this, you can try freeing up disk space, checking network connectivity, or verifying the snapshot repository’s configuration and accessibility. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster is in a healthy state and that there are no ongoing tasks that could interfere with the snapshot process.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” snapshots {} aborted ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “snapshots {} aborted” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


            public void clusterStateProcessed(ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {
                if (completedNoCleanup.isEmpty() == false) {
          "snapshots {} aborted"; completedNoCleanup);
                for (Snapshot snapshot : completedNoCleanup) {
                    failSnapshotCompletionListeners(snapshot; new SnapshotException(snapshot; SnapshotsInProgress.ABORTED_FAILURE_TEXT));
                if (newDelete == null) {