Search for expired snapshots failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.1-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch attempts to search for expired snapshots but fails due to issues like insufficient permissions, network connectivity problems, or a misconfigured repository. To resolve this, you can check and adjust the user permissions, ensure the network connection is stable, and verify the repository configuration. Additionally, check if the snapshot repository is accessible and functioning correctly. If the issue persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] Search for expired snapshots failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, search.

Log Context

Log “[{}] Search for expired snapshots failed” 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("[{}] Search for expired snapshots failed"; e; job.getId()));
 }  private void deleteModelSnapshots(List modelSnapshots; String jobId; ActionListener listener) {


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