Unable to archive the repository stats as the archive is full – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.1-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to archive repository statistics but fails because the allocated storage space is full. This could be due to a large amount of data or insufficient storage space. To resolve this issue, you can either increase the storage space or delete unnecessary data. Regularly monitoring and managing your storage can prevent this issue in the future. Also, consider implementing a data retention policy to automatically delete old data.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unable to archive the repository stats [{}] as the archive is full. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories, repository.

Log Context

Log “Unable to archive the repository stats [{}] as the archive is full.” classname is RepositoriesService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    private void archiveRepositoryStats(Repository repository; long clusterStateVersion) {
        if (repository instanceof MeteredBlobStoreRepository) {
            RepositoryStatsSnapshot stats = ((MeteredBlobStoreRepository) repository).statsSnapshotForArchival(clusterStateVersion);
            if (repositoriesStatsArchive.archive(stats) == false) {
                logger.warn("Unable to archive the repository stats [{}] as the archive is full."; stats);



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