Policy for index failed on step . Moving to ERROR step – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Policy for index failed on step . Moving to ERROR step ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index and plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Policy [{}] for index [{}] failed on step [{}]. Moving to ERROR step” classname is IndexLifecycleRunner.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 }
            }));
    }

    private void moveToErrorStep(Index index; String policy; StepKey currentStepKey; Exception e) {
        logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("policy [{}] for index [{}] failed on step [{}]. Moving to ERROR step";
                policy; index.getName(); currentStepKey); e);
        clusterService.submitStateUpdateTask("ilm-move-to-error-step";
            new MoveToErrorStepUpdateTask(index; policy; currentStepKey; e; nowSupplier));
    }





 

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