How To Solve Issues Related to Log – wipe upgraded directories

How To Solve Issues Related to Log – wipe upgraded directories

Updated: Feb-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “wipe upgraded directories” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts upgrade. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”{} wipe upgraded directories” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        upgradeFiles(shard; targetPath; targetPath.resolveTranslog(); ShardPath.TRANSLOG_FOLDER_NAME; paths);"{} wipe upgraded directories"; shard);
        for (Path path : paths) {
            if (path.equals(targetPath.getShardStatePath()) == false) {
      "{} wipe shard directories: [{}]"; shard; path);

Related issues to this log

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