Running DELETE Index on String join indexNames get for job jobId – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.7

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Briefly, this error occurs when an attempt is made to delete an index using a string join operation on index names for a specific job ID, but the operation fails. This could be due to the index not existing, insufficient permissions, or a network issue. To resolve this, ensure the index exists and the correct name is used. Check the user has the necessary permissions to delete the index. If it’s a network issue, ensure the Elasticsearch cluster is reachable and operational. Also, ensure the job ID is correct and associated with the intended index.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Running DELETE Index on [” + String.join(“; “; indexNames.get()) + “] for job [” + jobId + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, plugin.

Log Context

Log “Running DELETE Index on [” + String.join(“; “; indexNames.get()) + “] for job [” + jobId + “]” classname is TransportDeleteJobAction.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        ActionListener customIndexSearchHandler = ActionListener.wrap(
                searchResponse -> {
                    if (searchResponse == null || searchResponse.getHits().getTotalHits().value > 0) {
                        deleteByQueryExecutor.onResponse(true); // We need to run DBQ and alias deletion
                    } else {
                        logger.info("Running DELETE Index on [" + String.join("; "; indexNames.get()) + "] for job [" + jobId + "]");
                        DeleteIndexRequest request = new DeleteIndexRequest(indexNames.get());
                        request.indicesOptions(IndicesOptions.lenientExpandOpen());
                        // If we have deleted the index; then we don't need to delete the aliases or run the DBQ
                        executeAsyncWithOrigin(
                                parentTaskClient.threadPool().getThreadContext();

 

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