Updated the decommission status to – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.4-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch is updating the status of a node to decommissioned. This typically happens when a node is being removed from the cluster. To resolve this issue, ensure that the node is no longer needed or that data has been migrated elsewhere. If the node is still required, check the cluster settings and adjust as necessary. If the error persists, consider restarting the node or the entire cluster. Always ensure to have a backup of your data before making any major changes to your OpenSearch cluster.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” updated the decommission status to [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “updated the decommission status to [{}]” classname is DecommissionService.java.
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            failDecommissionedNodes(decommissionedNodes; decommissionRequest.getDecommissionAttribute());
        } else {
            decommissionController.updateMetadataWithDecommissionStatus(DecommissionStatus.DRAINING; new ActionListener() {
                public void onResponse(DecommissionStatus status) {
                    logger.info("updated the decommission status to [{}]"; status);
                    // set the weights
                    scheduleNodesDecommissionOnTimeout(decommissionedNodes; decommissionRequest.getDelayTimeout());



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