Successfully aborted snapshot – 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 manually aborted by a user. This could be due to various reasons such as the snapshot taking too long, consuming too much resources, or it’s no longer needed. To resolve this issue, you can either wait for the snapshot operation to complete before initiating the abort command, or increase the resources allocated to OpenSearch to handle the snapshot operation more efficiently. Also, ensure to only abort snapshots when absolutely necessary to avoid potential data loss.

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

Log Context

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

                    deleteFromRepoTask.clusterStateProcessed(source; oldState; newState);
                if (abortedDuringInit) {
                    // BwC Path where we removed an outdated INIT state snapshot from the cluster state
          "Successfully aborted snapshot [{}]"; runningSnapshot);
                    if (outstandingDeletes.isEmpty()) {
                    } else {
                            "delete snapshot";


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