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

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Aug-23, Version: 2.6-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when there’s an attempt 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 can try the following: 1) Check and correct the configuration settings related to the remote store. 2) Update or patch your OpenSearch software to the latest version to fix any potential bugs. 3) Review your deletion policies and ensure they align with the data in the remote store.

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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 {} ” 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 {}” 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 {}"; minPrimaryTermToKeep);
        transferService.listFoldersAsync(ThreadPool.Names.REMOTE_PURGE; remoteDataTransferPath; new ActionListener() {
            public void onResponse(Set folders) {
                Set primaryTermsInRemote = -> {
                    try {


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