Start array expected snapshots – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Start array expected snapshots – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the error message”start array expected snapshots”. To understand what might cause it to appear, read bellow frequent issues related to the Elasticsearch concepts: repositories.

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Log Context

Log”start array expected [snapshots]”classname  is RepositoryData.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

parser.nextToken();
  if (INDEX_ID.equals(indexMetaFieldName)) {
  indexId = new IndexId(indexName; parser.text());
  } else if (SNAPSHOTS.equals(indexMetaFieldName)) {
  if (parser.currentToken() != XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("start array expected [snapshots]");
  }
  while (parser.nextToken() != XContentParser.Token.END_ARRAY) {
  String uuid = null;
  // the old format pre 5.4.1 which contains the snapshot name and uuid
  if (parser.currentToken() == XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {

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