Snapshot deletion is in progress – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” snapshot deletion is in progress ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories, snapshot.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “snapshot deletion is in progress”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

for (SnapshotDeletionsInProgress.Entry entry : clusterState.custom(
 ).getEntries()) {
 if (entry.repository().equals(repository)) {
 throw newRepositoryConflictException(repository; "snapshot deletion is in progress");
 for (RepositoryCleanupInProgress.Entry entry : clusterState.custom(


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