Snapshot lifecycle policy not found: – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, 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 lifecycle policy not found: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: snapshot and plugin.

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 lifecycle policy not found: {}”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public ClusterState execute(ClusterState currentState) {
 SnapshotLifecycleMetadata snapMeta = currentState.metadata().custom(SnapshotLifecycleMetadata.TYPE);
 if (snapMeta == null) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("snapshot lifecycle policy not found: {}"; request.getLifecycleId());
 // Check that the policy exists in the first place
 .filter(e -> e.getValue().getPolicy().getId().equals(request.getLifecycleId()))


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