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

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Cannot delete 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 delete indices that are being snapshotted: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: delete, 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 delete indices that are being snapshotted:”classname  is MetadataDeleteIndexService.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} 
 // Check if index deletion conflicts with any running snapshots
 Set snapshottingIndices = SnapshotsService.snapshottingIndices(currentState; indicesToDelete);
 if (snapshottingIndices.isEmpty() == false) {
 throw new SnapshotInProgressException("Cannot delete indices that are being snapshotted: " + snapshottingIndices +
 ". Try again after snapshot finishes or cancel the currently running snapshot.");
 } 
 RoutingTable.Builder routingTableBuilder = RoutingTable.builder(currentState.routingTable());
 Metadata.Builder metadataBuilder = Metadata.builder(meta);

 

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