Updating action.operate-all-indices from to – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Updating action.operate-all-indices from to ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

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 “updating [action.operate_all_indices] from [{}] to [{}]” classname is DestructiveOperations.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    public void onRefreshSettings(Settings settings) {
        boolean newValue = settings.getAsBoolean(DestructiveOperations.REQUIRES_NAME; destructiveRequiresName);
        if (destructiveRequiresName != newValue) {
            logger.info("updating [action.operate_all_indices] from [{}] to [{}]"; destructiveRequiresName; newValue);
            this.destructiveRequiresName = newValue;

    private static boolean hasWildcardUsage(String aliasOrIndex) {


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