Deleting primary terms from remote store lesser than for – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.8-2.8

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch attempts to delete primary terms from a remote store that are less than a certain value. This could be due to a misconfiguration or a bug in the system. To resolve this issue, you could try to reconfigure your OpenSearch settings to ensure they are correct. Alternatively, you could try updating your OpenSearch version to the latest one, as this may contain bug fixes that resolve your issue. Lastly, you could try to manually delete the primary terms if they are not needed.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Deleting primary terms from remote store lesser than {} for {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “Deleting primary terms from remote store lesser than {} for {}” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     * translog metadata.
     * @param minPrimaryTermToKeep all primary terms below this primary term are deleted.
    public void deletePrimaryTermsAsync(long minPrimaryTermToKeep) {"Deleting primary terms from remote store lesser than {} for {}"; minPrimaryTermToKeep; shardId);
        transferService.listFoldersAsync(ThreadPool.Names.REMOTE_PURGE; remoteBaseTransferPath; new ActionListener() {
            public void onResponse(Set folders) {
                Set primaryTermsInRemote = -> {
                    try {


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