Zero Downtime Reindexing Failed

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Problem to solve

*Describe your question in as much detail as possible: Zero Downtime Reindexing Failed

  • What are you seeing, and how does that differ from what you expect to see?
    Zero Downtime Reindexing Failed
    Error: You have unapplied advanced search migrations. Please wait until it is finished

  • Consider including screenshots, error messages, and/or other helpful visuals
    I triggered Cluster Reindexing and it failed.
    We are using AWS Open search service for Elastic search.
    I don’t how to execute Gitlab rake commands
    Request you to please guide me on how to

  • verify whether advance search migration is enabled or not
  • how to start advance search migration

Steps to reproduce

Which troubleshooting steps have you already taken? Can you link to any docs or other resources so we know where you have been?
I checked elasticsearch.log but couldn’t find any specific error. I could warning


Add the CI/CD configuration from .gitlab-ci.yml and other configuration if relevant (e.g. docker-compose.yml). Alternatively, create a public example project that provides all necessary files to reproduce the question.


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  • Self-managed
  • SaaS
  • Self-hosted Runners


  • GitLab (Web: /help or [self-managed system information] (Maintenance Rake tasks | GitLab)): 16.10.1
  • GitLab Runner, if self-hosted (Web /admin/runners or CLI gitlab-runner --version): 15.6.3

Helpful resources

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  2. Check the GitLab Runner and GitLab projects for existing issues. If you encounter a bug, please create a bug report issue.
  3. Troubleshooting docs: GitLab Runner, self-managed GitLab instances.

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