Cannot create snapshot in a readonly repository – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Cannot create snapshot in a readonly repository – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “cannot create snapshot in a readonly repository” 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: repository, snapshot.


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 create snapshot in a readonly repository”classname  is SnapshotsService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

validate(repositoryName; snapshotName);
  final SnapshotId snapshotId = new SnapshotId(snapshotName; UUIDs.randomBase64UUID()); // new UUID for the snapshot
  Repository repository = repositoriesService.repository(request.repository());
  if (repository.isReadOnly()) {
  listener.onFailure(
  new RepositoryException(repository.getMetadata().name(); "cannot create snapshot in a readonly repository"));
  return;
  }
  final Snapshot snapshot = new Snapshot(repositoryName; snapshotId);
  final Map userMeta = repository.adaptUserMetadata(request.userMetadata());
  repository.executeConsistentStateUpdate(repositoryData -> new ClusterStateUpdateTask() {

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 Can't create repo for ElasticSearch snapshot -views 2,695 ,score 1

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