Exception while deleting – 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 the OpenSearch engine encounters an issue while trying to delete a document, index, or other data. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient permissions, incorrect syntax, or the data not existing. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to delete data. Check the syntax of the delete command to ensure it’s correct. Also, verify that the data you’re trying to delete actually exists in the database. 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 ” Exception while deleting: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “Exception while deleting:” classname is RemoteSegmentStoreDirectory.java.
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            logger.trace("Deleting file: " + filename);
        } catch (NoSuchFileException | FileNotFoundException e) {
            logger.trace("Exception while deleting. Missing file : " + filename; e);
        } catch (IOException e) {
            logger.warn("Exception while deleting: " + filename; e);

    private String getChecksumOfLocalFile(Directory directory; String file) throws IOException {
        try (IndexInput indexInput = directory.openInput(file; IOContext.DEFAULT)) {


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