deleting index – How to solve related issues

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deleting index – 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 ” deleting index ” 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: cluster, delete, index and metadata.

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 “{} deleting index” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        final IndexGraveyard.Builder graveyardBuilder = IndexGraveyard.builder(metaDataBuilder.indexGraveyard());
        final int previousGraveyardSize = graveyardBuilder.tombstones().size();
        for (final Index index : indices) {
            String indexName = index.getName();
  "{} deleting index"; index);
        // add tombstones to the cluster state for each deleted index


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

Analyze your cluster