Log Failed to remove shard after failure () – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Failed to remove shard after failure () – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Feb-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Failed to remove shard after failure ()” 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 failure ([{}])” classname is IndicesClusterStateService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             try {
                indexService.removeShard(shardRouting.getId(); message);
            } catch (ShardNotFoundException e) {
                // the node got closed on us; ignore it
            } catch (Throwable e1) {
                logger.warn("[{}][{}] failed to remove shard after failure ([{}])"; e1; shardRouting.getIndex(); shardRouting.getId(); message);
        if (sendShardFailure) {
            sendFailShard(shardRouting; indexService.indexUUID(); message; failure);

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 Github Issue Number 12055  

Corrupted Translog  


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