Log Ignoring dangled index on node due to an existing alias with the same name – How To Solve Related Issues


Log Ignoring dangled index on node due to an existing alias with the same name – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

 

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Ignoring dangled index on node due to an existing alias with the same name ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: alias, dangled, index, indices and node.

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Log Context

Log “Ignoring dangled index [{}] on node [{}] due to an existing alias with the same name” classname is LocalAllocateDangledIndices.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                         }
                        if (currentState.metaData().hasIndex(indexMetaData.getIndex().getName())) {
                            continue;
                        }
                        if (currentState.metaData().hasAlias(indexMetaData.getIndex().getName())) {
                            logger.warn("ignoring dangled index [{}] on node [{}] due to an existing alias with the same name";
                                    indexMetaData.getIndex(); request.fromNode);
                            continue;
                        }
                        importNeeded = true;





 

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