Cleaning up old indices – How to solve related issues

Cleaning up old indices – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Cleaning up old indices ” 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: indices and plugin.

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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log “Cleaning up [{}] old indices” classname is LocalExporter.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                         }
                    }
                }

                if (!indices.isEmpty()) {
                    logger.info("cleaning up [{}] old indices"; indices.size());
                    deleteIndices(indices);
                } else {
                    logger.debug("no old indices found for clean up");
                }
            }




 

Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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