Unable to delete rollup index rollupIndex – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.4-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to delete a rollup index, which is a summarized version of your data. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a non-existent index, or an ongoing process using the index. To resolve this, ensure you have the correct permissions to delete indices. If the index doesn’t exist, check the name for any typos. If there’s an ongoing process, wait for it to complete or manually stop it before attempting to delete the index again.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unable to delete rollup index [” + rollupIndex + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index, delete.

Log Context

Log “Unable to delete rollup index [” + rollupIndex + “]” class name is TransportDownsampleAction.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  @Override
 public void onFailure(Exception deleteException) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("Unable to delete rollup index [" + rollupIndex + "]"; e));
 }  /**


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