Log Unable to delete global metadata file – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Unable to delete global metadata file – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Unable to delete global metadata file” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts blobstore, delete, discovery-file, metadata, repositories, repository-azure. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”Unable to delete global metadata file [{}]” classname is BlobStoreRepository.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         } catch (IOException e) {
            if (snapshotInfo != null) {
                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] Unable to delete global metadata file [{}]";
                    snapshotInfo.snapshotId(); blobId); e);
            } else {
                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("Unable to delete global metadata file [{}]"; blobId); e);

    private void deleteIndexMetaDataBlobIgnoringErrors(final SnapshotInfo snapshotInfo; final IndexId indexId) {

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