Exception occurred while deleting primary term – How to solve this OpenSearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.6-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch encounters an issue while trying to delete a primary term. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient permissions, network issues, or a problem with the OpenSearch cluster. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check and ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to delete the primary term. 2) Verify the network connectivity and stability. 3) Check the health of the OpenSearch cluster and ensure it’s functioning properly. 4) If the problem persists, consider restarting the OpenSearch cluster.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Exception occurred while deleting primary term {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “Exception occurred while deleting primary term {}” classname is TranslogTransferManager.java.
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    logger.info("Deleted primary term {}"; primaryTerm);

                public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                    logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("Exception occurred while deleting primary term {}"; primaryTerm); e);


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