Running cleanup operations on repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.4-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is performing cleanup operations on a snapshot repository. This could be due to a scheduled maintenance task or a manual trigger. The cleanup operation involves removing unused data from the repository to free up space. If this operation is causing issues, you can resolve it by checking the repository’s health, ensuring there’s enough disk space, and verifying the repository’s configuration. If the cleanup operation is taking too long, consider increasing the timeout settings. Also, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster has sufficient resources to perform these operations.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Running cleanup operations on repository [{}][{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories, repository, cluster, admin.

Log Context

Log “Running cleanup operations on repository [{}][{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        final BlobStoreRepository blobStoreRepository = (BlobStoreRepository) repository;
        final ListenableFuture repositoryDataListener = new ListenableFuture();
        repositoryDataListener.addListener(listener.delegateFailureAndWrap((delegate; repositoryData) -> {
            final long repositoryStateId = repositoryData.getGenId();
  "Running cleanup operations on repository [{}][{}]"; repositoryName; repositoryStateId);
                "cleanup repository [" + repositoryName + "][" + repositoryStateId + ']';
                new ClusterStateUpdateTask() {


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