Log Listener failed to clean indices – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Listener failed to clean indices – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Listener failed to clean indices” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts indices, plugin. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”Listener failed to clean indices” classname is CleanerService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             // Note: listeners are free to override the retention
            for (Listener listener : listeners) {
                try {
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    logger.error("listener failed to clean indices"; e);

            logger.trace("done cleaning up indices");

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Github Issue Number 25863  

Github Issue Number 8791  

Github Issue Number 33342


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