Failed to invoke before index deleted callback – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to execute a pre-defined callback function before deleting an index. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as a faulty plugin, incorrect configuration, or a network issue. To resolve this, you can try disabling or updating the problematic plugin, checking your configuration settings, or troubleshooting your network. Additionally, ensure that your Elasticsearch version is up-to-date and compatible with all plugins and extensions.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed to invoke before index deleted callback ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index and indices.

Log Context

Log “[{}] failed to invoke before index deleted callback” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     public void beforeIndexDeleted(IndexService indexService) {
        for (Listener listener : listeners) {
            try {
            } catch (Throwable t) {
                logger.warn("[{}] failed to invoke before index deleted callback"; t; indexService.index().name());
                throw t;


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