Log Skipping policy execution of step for index with policy because ILM is stopping – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Skipping policy execution of step for index with policy because ILM is stopping – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Background

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To troubleshoot log “Skipping policy execution of step for index with policy because ILM is stopping” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts index, plugin. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”Skipping policy execution of step [{}] for index [{}] with policy [{}] because ILM is stopping” classname is IndexLifecycleService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                 idxMeta.getIndex().getName(); policyName; stepKey.getName());
                            lifecycleRunner.maybeRunAsyncAction(clusterState; idxMeta; policyName; stepKey);
                            // ILM is trying to stop; but this index is in a Shrink step (or other dangerous step) so we can't stop
                            safeToStop = false;
                        } else {
                            logger.info("skipping policy execution of step [{}] for index [{}] with policy [{}] because ILM is stopping";
                                stepKey == null ? "n/a" : stepKey.getName(); idxMeta.getIndex().getName(); policyName);
                        }
                    } else {
                        lifecycleRunner.maybeRunAsyncAction(clusterState; idxMeta; policyName; stepKey);
                    }




Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Getting Errors Related To Ilm  

Github Issue Number 29823  

Github Issue Number 38461

 

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