Dangled index directory name is ; state name is ; renaming to directory name – How to solve related issues

Dangled index directory name is ; state name is ; renaming to directory name – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-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 ” Dangled index directory name is ; state name is ; renaming to directory name ” 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: dangled, dangling, index and 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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log “dangled index directory name is [{}]; state name is [{}]; renaming to directory name” classname is DanglingIndicesState.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 try {
                    IndexMetaData indexMetaData = metaStateService.loadIndexState(indexName);
                    if (indexMetaData != null) {
                        logger.info("[{}] dangling index; exists on local file system; but not in cluster metadata; auto import to cluster state"; indexName);
                        if (!indexMetaData.getIndex().equals(indexName)) {
                            logger.info("dangled index directory name is [{}]; state name is [{}]; renaming to directory name"; indexName; indexMetaData.getIndex());
                            indexMetaData = IndexMetaData.builder(indexMetaData).index(indexName).build();
                        }
                        newIndices.put(indexName; indexMetaData);
                    } else {
                        logger.debug("[{}] dangling index directory detected; but no state found"; indexName);




 

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