Failed to invoke after index removed callback – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to execute a callback function after an index has been removed, but fails. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as a network issue, a bug in the code, or a problem with the server. To resolve this issue, you could try restarting the Elasticsearch service, checking the network connection, or debugging the code to find and fix any potential bugs. If the problem persists, consider checking the server’s health or looking into the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to invoke after index removed callback ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “failed to invoke after index removed callback” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    public void afterIndexRemoved(Index index; IndexSettings indexSettings; IndexRemovalReason reason) {
        for (IndexEventListener listener : listeners) {
            try {
                listener.afterIndexRemoved(index; indexSettings; reason);
            } catch (Exception e) {
                logger.warn("failed to invoke after index removed callback"; e);
                throw e;


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