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

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” snapshot lifecycle policy or policies not found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: snapshot and plugin.

Log Context

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

 if (lifecycles.size() == 0) {
 if (request.getLifecycleIds().length == 0) {
 listener.onResponse(new GetSnapshotLifecycleAction.Response(Collections.emptyList()));
 } else {
 listener.onFailure(new ResourceNotFoundException("snapshot lifecycle policy or policies {} not found";
 } else {
 listener.onResponse(new GetSnapshotLifecycleAction.Response(lifecycles));


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