Ignoring invalid setting with value archiving – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-1.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch encounters a setting in its configuration that it doesn’t recognize or is invalid. The placeholders {} indicate the setting name and its value. This could be due to a typo, deprecated setting, or a setting that’s not applicable to the current version of OpenSearch. To resolve this issue, you should first identify the setting causing the error. Then, check the OpenSearch documentation to ensure the setting is valid and correctly spelled. If the setting is deprecated, find the updated equivalent. If it’s not applicable, remove it from your configuration.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” ignoring invalid {} setting: [{}] with value [{}]; archiving ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “ignoring invalid {} setting: [{}] with value [{}]; archiving” classname is ClusterStateUpdaters.java.
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        logger.warn("ignoring unknown {} setting: [{}] with value [{}]; archiving"; settingType; e.getKey(); e.getValue());

    private static void logInvalidSetting(final String settingType; final Map.Entry e;
                                          final IllegalArgumentException ex) {
        logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("ignoring invalid {} setting: [{}] with value [{}]; archiving";
                settingType; e.getKey(); e.getValue()); ex);

    static ClusterState recoverClusterBlocks(final ClusterState state) {
        final ClusterBlocks.Builder blocks = ClusterBlocks.builder().blocks(state.blocks());


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