Unable to clean up path path – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to clean up a specific path due to insufficient permissions, a locked file, or the path being in use by another process. To resolve this issue, you can try to manually delete the files in the path, ensure that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access and modify the path, or check if the path is being used by another process and terminate that process if possible.

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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: .

Log Context

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

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


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