Failed to delete temporary APM config file reason – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.5-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to delete a temporary APM (Application Performance Monitoring) configuration file. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a locked file, or a disk space issue. To resolve this, you can manually delete the file if it still exists, ensure that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to delete files, or check if the disk is full and free up space if necessary. Also, ensure no other processes are locking the file.

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

Log Context

Log “failed to delete temporary APM config file [{}]; reason: [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                (e; apmConfig) -> logger.error("failed to delete temporary APM config file [{}]; reason: [{}]"; apmConfig; e.getMessage())

            this.pluginsService = pluginServiceCtor.apply(tmpSettings);
            final Settings settings = mergePluginSettings(pluginsService.pluginMap(); tmpSettings);


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