Log Bulk deletion failures for / items – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Bulk deletion failures for / items – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Bulk deletion failures for / items” 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: bulk, indices.

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 discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations. 

Log Context

Log”bulk deletion failures for [{}]/[{}] items” classname is IndicesTTLService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                 if (response.isFailed()) failedItems++;
                            if (logger.isTraceEnabled()) {
                                logger.trace("bulk deletion failures for [{}]/[{}] items; failure message: [{}]"; failedItems; bulkResponse.getItems().length; bulkResponse.buildFailureMessage());
                            } else {
                                logger.error("bulk deletion failures for [{}]/[{}] items"; failedItems; bulkResponse.getItems().length);
                        } else {
                            logger.trace("bulk deletion took " + bulkResponse.getTookInMillis() + "ms");


Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

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