Failed to invoke onTranslogRecovery 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 invoke the onTranslogRecovery listener, which is responsible for handling the recovery of the transaction log (translog). This could be due to issues like disk space, network connectivity, or corrupted translog files. To resolve this, you can try freeing up disk space, checking network connections, or restoring from a recent backup. If the translog is corrupted, you may need to delete it, but this should be a last resort as it can lead to data loss.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to invoke onTranslogRecovery 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 onTranslogRecovery 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 onTranslogRecovery listener"); ex);


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