Running cleanup operations on repository – 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 is performing cleanup operations on a specific repository. This could be due to a scheduled maintenance task or an automatic process triggered by the system. It’s not necessarily an error, but an informational message. However, if it’s causing issues, you can resolve it by checking the repository’s health and configuration, ensuring there’s enough disk space, and verifying the repository’s permissions. If the cleanup operation is not completing successfully, you may need to manually intervene to resolve any underlying issues.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Running cleanup operations on repository [{}][{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: repository, cluster, repositories, admin.

Log Context

Log “Running cleanup operations on repository [{}][{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        final BlobStoreRepository blobStoreRepository = (BlobStoreRepository) repository;
        final StepListener repositoryDataListener = new StepListener();
        repositoryDataListener.whenComplete(repositoryData -> {
            final long repositoryStateId = repositoryData.getGenId();
  "Running cleanup operations on repository [{}][{}]"; repositoryName; repositoryStateId);
                "cleanup repository [" + repositoryName + "][" + repositoryStateId + ']';
                new ClusterStateUpdateTask() {

                    private boolean startedCleanup = false;


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