Failed to delete snapshot – How to solve related issues

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Failed to delete snapshot – 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 ” Failed to delete snapshot ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: delete, snapshot and snapshots.

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 “[{}] failed to delete snapshot” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                             logger.debug("deleted snapshot completed - deleting files");
                            threadPool.executor(ThreadPool.Names.SNAPSHOT).execute(() -> {
                                    try {
                                        deleteSnapshot(snapshot.getRepository(); snapshot.getSnapshotId().getName(); listener; true);
                                    } catch (Exception ex) {
                                        logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to delete snapshot"; snapshot); ex);
                        e -> {


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