Es.failed_to_remove_retention_leases – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” es.failed_to_remove_retention_leases ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.


Log Context

Log “es.failed_to_remove_retention_leases”classname  is UnfollowFollowerIndexStep.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (r.isAcknowledged() == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("unfollow request failed to be acknowledged");
 }
 listener.onResponse(null);
 }; exception -> {
 if (exception instanceof ElasticsearchException e && e.getMetadata("es.failed_to_remove_retention_leases") != null) {
 List leasesNotRemoved = e.getMetadata("es.failed_to_remove_retention_leases");
 logger.debug(
 "failed to remove leader retention lease(s) {} while unfollowing index [{}]; " + "continuing with lifecycle execution";
 leasesNotRemoved;
 followerIndex

 

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