IdPair jobId Failed to delete snapshot – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to delete a snapshot due to reasons like the snapshot is currently in use, the snapshot or the repository doesn’t exist, or due to insufficient permissions. To resolve this, ensure the snapshot isn’t in use or being created, verify the snapshot and repository exist, and check if you have the necessary permissions to delete the snapshot. Also, ensure the Elasticsearch cluster is in a healthy state as a failing cluster can also cause this issue.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + idPair.jobId + “] Failed to delete snapshot [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + idPair.jobId + “] Failed to delete snapshot [” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  @Override
 public void onFailure(Exception e) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("[" + idPair.jobId +  "] Failed to delete snapshot ["
 + idPair.snapshotId + "]"; e));


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