Snapshots deleted – 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 you attempt to delete snapshots in OpenSearch, but the specified snapshots do not exist or have already been deleted. To resolve this issue, you can first verify the existence of the snapshots by using the ‘GET _snapshot/repository_name/snapshot_name’ command. If the snapshots exist, ensure you have the correct permissions to delete them. If they don’t exist, check your snapshot names for any typographical errors. Also, ensure that the repository is correctly configured and accessible.

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

Log Context

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

                    minCompatibleVersion(minNodeVersion; repositoryData; snapshotIds);
                    ActionListener.wrap(updatedRepoData -> {
              "snapshots {} deleted"; snapshotIds);
                        removeSnapshotDeletionFromClusterState(deleteEntry; null; updatedRepoData);
                    }; ex -> removeSnapshotDeletionFromClusterState(deleteEntry; ex; repositoryData))
            } else {


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