Failed to remove completed restores from cluster state – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.13-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to remove completed restore operations from the cluster state. This could be due to issues with cluster state management, network connectivity, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch cluster, checking network connectivity between nodes, or ensuring the user has the necessary permissions to modify the cluster state. Additionally, check for any underlying issues with your storage system that might be preventing the removal of completed restores.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to remove completed restores from cluster state ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “failed to remove completed restores from cluster state” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


            public void onFailure(final Exception e) {
                cleanupInProgress = false;
                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to remove completed restores from cluster state"); e);

            public void onNoLongerMaster() {
                cleanupInProgress = false;


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