Log Failed to delete index on stop – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Failed to delete index on stop – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Feb-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Failed to delete index on stop” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts delete, index, indices. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

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 :

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

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 :

1 Cant Delete Index  

Github Issue Number 2587  


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