ModelSnapshot getJobId Failed to delete snapshot – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7-7.6

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to delete a snapshot related to a specific job. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a locked index, or the snapshot being in use. To resolve this, ensure the user has the correct permissions to delete snapshots. If the index is locked, unlock it. If the snapshot is in use, wait until the operation using it is finished before attempting to delete it again.

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

Log Context

Log “[” + modelSnapshot.getJobId() + “] 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("[" + modelSnapshot.getJobId() +  "] Failed to delete snapshot ["
 + modelSnapshot.getSnapshotId() + "]"; e));