All Failed to update cluster state during repository operation – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.9-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to update the cluster state during a repository operation. This could be due to network issues, insufficient permissions, or a problem with the repository itself. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the network connectivity between the nodes; 2) Verify the permissions for the repository; 3) Check the health of the repository and fix any issues; 4) If the problem persists, consider deleting and recreating the repository.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” _all”; “Failed to update cluster state during repository operation ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repository, cluster.

Log Context

Log “_all”; “Failed to update cluster state during repository operation” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (ExceptionsHelper.unwrap(e; NotMasterException.class; FailedToCommitClusterStateException.class) != null) {
 for (Snapshot snapshot : Set.copyOf(snapshotCompletionListeners.keySet())) {
 failSnapshotCompletionListeners(snapshot; new SnapshotException(snapshot; "no longer master"));
 final Exception wrapped = new RepositoryException("_all"; "Failed to update cluster state during repository operation"; e);
 for (Iterator>> iterator = snapshotDeletionListeners.values().iterator(); iterator.hasNext();) {
 final List> listeners =;
 failListenersIgnoringException(listeners; wrapped);


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