Unable to clean up path: ” + path + “: – 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 ” Unable to clean up path: ” + path + “: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “Unable to clean up path: ” + path + “:”classname  is NodeRepurposeCommand.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

private void removePath(Path path) {
 try {
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Unable to clean up path: " + path + ": " + e.getMessage());


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