Could not get token document for refresh retrying – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.2-8.9

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not get token document [{}] for refresh; retrying ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, document.

Log Context

Log “could not get token document [{}] for refresh; retrying” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                                    if (isShardNotAvailableException(e)) {
                                        if (backoff.hasNext()) {
                                  "could not get token document [{}] for refresh; retrying"; tokenDocId);
                                                    () -> getTokenDocAsync(tokenDocId; refreshedTokenIndex; true; this);


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