Error while marking replication completed – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.9-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch encounters an issue while trying to mark the replication process as completed. This could be due to network issues, insufficient resources, or a problem with the underlying storage system. To resolve this, you can try restarting the OpenSearch nodes, ensuring there are sufficient resources (like memory and disk space), and checking the health of your storage system. If the problem persists, consider checking the OpenSearch logs for more detailed error information.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error while marking replication completed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: indices, replication.

Log Context

Log “Error while marking replication completed” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                            // Update the replica's checkpoint on primary's replication tracker.
                            updateVisibleCheckpoint(state.getReplicationId(); indexShard);
                    } catch (Exception e) {
                        logger.error("Error while marking replication completed"; e);



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