Snapshots aborted – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when an ongoing snapshot operation in OpenSearch is interrupted or fails to complete successfully. This could be due to various reasons such as network issues, insufficient disk space, or a sudden shutdown of the OpenSearch cluster. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the cluster’s health and ensure it’s running properly. 2) Verify the network connectivity and disk space. 3) If the error persists, you may need to delete the aborted snapshot and create a new one. Always ensure to monitor your snapshots to avoid such issues.

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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 OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

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


            public void clusterStateProcessed(String source; 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) {


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