Cannot close indices that are being snapshotted: – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Cannot close indices that are being snapshotted: – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Cannot close indices that are being snapshotted: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: indices, metadata and cluster.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Cannot close indices that are being snapshotted:”classname  is MetadataIndexStateService.java 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());

 

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