Unable to delete temp rollup index tmpIndex – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.12-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to delete a temporary rollup index. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a locked index, or the index being in use. To resolve this issue, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to delete indices. If the index is locked, unlock it using the unlock API. If the index is in use, ensure all operations using the index have completed before attempting to delete it.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unable to delete temp rollup index [” + tmpIndex + “] ” 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 temp rollup index [” + tmpIndex + “]” class name is TransportRollupAction.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 temp rollup index [" + tmpIndex + "]"; e));
 }  @SuppressForbidden(reason = "legacy usage of unbatched task") // TODO add support for batching here


How helpful was this guide?

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?