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

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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

Log Context

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

throw newRepositoryConflictException(repository; "repository clean up is in progress");
 for (RestoreInProgress.Entry entry : clusterState.custom(RestoreInProgress.TYPE; RestoreInProgress.EMPTY)) {
 if (repository.equals(entry.snapshot().getRepository())) {
 throw newRepositoryConflictException(repository; "snapshot restore is in progress");
 private static void ensureNoSearchableSnapshotsIndicesInUse(ClusterState clusterState; RepositoryMetadata repositoryMetadata) {


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