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


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

Opster Team

July-20, 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 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. 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: 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 which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

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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