Could not delete old chunks for geoip database name – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.13-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to delete old chunks of data for a specific geoip database. This could be due to insufficient permissions, disk space issues, or a problem with the database itself. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check and adjust the permissions of the Elasticsearch user to ensure it has the necessary rights to delete data. 2) Free up disk space if it’s running low. 3) Check the integrity of the geoip database and repair it if necessary. 4) Restart the Elasticsearch service.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not delete old chunks for geoip database [” + name + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: delete.

Log Context

Log “could not delete old chunks for geoip database [” + name + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            ActionListener.wrap(r -> {}; e -> logger.warn("could not delete old chunks for geoip database [" + name + "]"; e))

    // visible for testing
    protected void updateTimestamp(String name; Metadata old) {


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