Forced refresh failed after interval change – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch tries to refresh the index after an interval change, but fails due to issues like insufficient resources or a locked index. To resolve this, you can try increasing system resources, checking if the index is locked and unlocking it if necessary, or adjusting the refresh interval to a less frequent setting to reduce the load on the system. Additionally, ensure that there are no ongoing heavy operations that might be causing the refresh to fail.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” forced refresh failed after interval change ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: refresh, index.

Log Context

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We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                // docs to become visible immediately. This also flushes all pending indexing / search requests
                // that are waiting for a refresh.
                threadPool.executor(ThreadPool.Names.REFRESH).execute(new AbstractRunnable() {
                    public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                        logger.warn("forced refresh failed after interval change"; e);

                    protected void doRun() throws Exception {


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