Failed to delete PIT IDs – How to solve this OpenSearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.4-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch fails to delete Point-In-Time (PIT) IDs, which are used for consistent search results during long-running searches. This could be due to insufficient permissions, network issues, or a bug in the system. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check and adjust the user permissions to ensure they have the right to delete PIT IDs. 2) Investigate network connectivity to ensure the request is reaching the server. 3) Update OpenSearch to the latest version to fix any potential bugs. 4) Restart the OpenSearch service to clear any temporary issues.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to delete PIT IDs {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: delete, search.

Log Context

Log “Failed to delete PIT IDs {}” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                final StringBuilder failedPitsStringBuilder = new StringBuilder();
                    .filter(r -> !r.isSuccessful())
                    .forEach(r -> failedPitsStringBuilder.append(r.getPitId()).append(";"));
                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("Failed to delete PIT IDs {}"; failedPitsStringBuilder.toString()));
                if (logger.isDebugEnabled()) {
                    final StringBuilder successfulPitsStringBuilder = new StringBuilder();
                        .filter(r -> r.isSuccessful())


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