failed to load shard path; trying to remove leftover – 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 ” failed to load shard path; trying to remove leftover ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index and shard.

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 “{} failed to load shard path; trying to remove leftover” classname is IndexService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             eventListener.beforeIndexShardCreated(shardId; indexSettings);
            ShardPath path;
            try {
                path = ShardPath.loadShardPath(logger; nodeEnv; shardId; this.indexSettings);
            } catch (IllegalStateException ex) {
                logger.warn("{} failed to load shard path; trying to remove leftover"; shardId);
                try {
                    ShardPath.deleteLeftoverShardDirectory(logger; nodeEnv; lock; this.indexSettings);
                    path = ShardPath.loadShardPath(logger; nodeEnv; shardId; this.indexSettings);
                } catch (Exception inner) {
                    ex.addSuppressed(inner);




 

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