Log Failed to remove shard after failed creation – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Failed to remove shard after failed creation – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Feb-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Background

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To troubleshoot log “Failed to remove shard after failed creation” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts cluster, indices, shard. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”[{}][{}] failed to remove shard after failed creation” classname is IndicesClusterStateService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 try {
                    indexService.removeShard(shardId; "failed to create [" + ExceptionsHelper.detailedMessage(e) + "]");
                } catch (IndexShardMissingException e1) {
                    // ignore
                } catch (Throwable e1) {
                    logger.warn("[{}][{}] failed to remove shard after failed creation"; e1; shardRouting.index(); shardRouting.id());
                }
                failedShards.put(shardRouting.shardId(); new FailedShard(shardRouting.version()));
                if (nodes.masterNode() != null) {
                    shardStateAction.shardFailed(shardRouting; indexMetaData.getUUID(); "Failed to create shard; message [" + detailedMessage(e) + "]";
                            nodes.masterNode()




Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Recovering After Shard Failure  

Not Releasing Disk Space After Fail  

 

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