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

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 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, 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 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);

 

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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