Failed to delete shutdown for node – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.14-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to delete the shutdown marker for a specific node. This could be due to issues with the node’s file system, permissions, or network connectivity. To resolve this, you can try restarting the node, checking the node’s file system for errors, ensuring the node has the correct permissions, or verifying the network connectivity. If the issue persists, consider reindexing the data and recreating the node.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to delete shutdown for node [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: node, delete, plugin.

Log Context

Log “failed to delete shutdown for node [{}]” classname is TransportDeleteShutdownNodeAction.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            }

            @Override
            public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to delete shutdown for node [{}]"; request.getNodeId()); e);
                listener.onFailure(e);
            }

            @Override
            public void clusterStateProcessed(ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {

 

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