Cannot close indices that are being snapshotted: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Cannot close indices that are being snapshotted: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up  which can resolve issues causing many errors 


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Cannot close indices that are being snapshotted:” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: indices, metadata, cluster.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”Cannot close indices that are being snapshotted:”classname  is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  // Check if index closing conflicts with any running snapshots
  Set snapshottingIndices = SnapshotsService.snapshottingIndices(currentState; indicesToClose);
  if (snapshottingIndices.isEmpty() == false) {
  throw new SnapshotInProgressException("Cannot close indices that are being snapshotted: " + snapshottingIndices +
  ". Try again after snapshot finishes or cancel the currently running snapshot.");
  final ClusterBlocks.Builder blocks = ClusterBlocks.builder().blocks(currentState.blocks());
  final RoutingTable.Builder routingTable = RoutingTable.builder(currentState.routingTable());

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 How do I verify that the snapshot is ongoing for a particular index in elastic search? -views 314 

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