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. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following 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 to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

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");
                }
            }




 

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