Failed to remove stats – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.1-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to delete statistical data, possibly due to insufficient permissions, a locked file, or a network issue. To resolve this, you can check the user permissions to ensure that Elasticsearch has the necessary rights to delete files. If the file is locked, try unlocking it or restarting the Elasticsearch service. If it’s a network issue, ensure that the network connection is stable and reliable. Also, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed to remove stats ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

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

                    logger.warn("[{}] DBQ failure: {}"; id; failure);
            deleteConfig(id; listener);
        }; failure -> {
            logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to remove stats"; id); ExceptionsHelper.unwrapCause(failure));
            deleteConfig(id; listener);

        // Step 2. Delete job docs from stats index
        ActionListener deleteStateHandler = ActionListener.wrap(bulkByScrollResponse -> {


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