Failed to load state file from a stale deleted index; – 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 state file from a stale deleted index; ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: discovery-file and indices.

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 state file from a stale deleted index;” classname is IndicesService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 metaData = metaStateService.loadIndexState(index);
                if (metaData == null) {
                    return null;
                }
            } catch (Exception e) {
                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to load state file from a stale deleted index; " +
                    "folders will be left on disk"; index); e);
                return null;
            }
            final IndexSettings indexSettings = buildIndexSettings(metaData);
            try {




 

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