Deleted all remote translog data – How to solve this OpenSearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.9-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch has deleted all the transaction log (translog) data that is stored remotely. The translog is a component that records all operations in a buffer before they are transferred to the segment. This could be due to a configuration issue, a disk space problem, or a bug in the system. To resolve this, you can check your OpenSearch configurations, ensure there is enough disk space, or update your OpenSearch version to the latest one to fix potential bugs. Also, consider setting up regular snapshots for data recovery.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Deleted all remote translog data ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “Deleted all remote translog data” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    public void delete() {
        // cleans up all the translog contents in async fashion
        transferService.deleteAsync(ThreadPool.Names.REMOTE_PURGE; remoteBaseTransferPath; new ActionListener() {
            public void onResponse(Void unused) {
      "Deleted all remote translog data");

            public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                logger.error("Exception occurred while cleaning translog"; e);


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