Snapshot failed – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Snapshot failed – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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

 

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “snapshot failed” 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: recovery, indices, snapshot.


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”snapshot failed”classname  is RecoverySourceHandler.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

final Engine.IndexCommitRef safeCommitRef;
  try {
  safeCommitRef = shard.acquireSafeIndexCommit();
  resources.add(safeCommitRef);
  } catch (final Exception e) {
  throw new RecoveryEngineException(shard.shardId(); 1; "snapshot failed"; e);
  }
 
  // Try and copy enough operations to the recovering peer so that if it is promoted to primary then it has a chance of being
  // able to recover other replicas using operations-based recoveries. If we are not using retention leases then we
  // conservatively copy all available operations. If we are using retention leases then "enough operations" is just the

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 Issue help – snapshot creation failure – Elasticsearch – Discuss the …  

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