Failed to invoke onBeginTranslogRecovery listener – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.2-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch fails to initiate the process of translog recovery due to issues like disk space shortage, network connectivity problems, or corrupted translog files. To resolve this, you can try freeing up disk space, ensuring stable network connectivity, or restoring from a backup. If the translog is corrupted, you can delete it, but this may lead to data loss. Always ensure you have a recent backup before making such changes.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to invoke onBeginTranslogRecovery listener ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index, recovery.

Log Context

Log “failed to invoke onBeginTranslogRecovery listener” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        List exceptionList = new ArrayList(listeners.size());
        for (TranslogEventListener listener : listeners) {
            try {
            } catch (Exception ex) {
                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to invoke onBeginTranslogRecovery listener"); ex);


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