Failed to delete index on stop – 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 ” Failed to delete index on stop ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: delete, index and indices.

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 “failed to delete index on stop [” classname is InternalIndicesService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 
Override
                public void run() {
                    try {
                        removeIndex(index; "shutdown"; shardsStopExecutor);
                    } catch (Throwable e) {
                        logger.warn("failed to delete index on stop [" + index + "]"; e);
                    } finally {
                        latch.countDown();
                    }
                }
            });



 

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