Could not refresh state state information might be outdated – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.6-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update its internal state information due to issues like network problems, heavy load, or node failures. This could lead to outdated or incorrect data being served. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check the health of your Elasticsearch cluster and ensure all nodes are functioning properly. 2) Monitor the load on your Elasticsearch cluster and scale it up if necessary. 3) Check your network connectivity and resolve any issues. 4) If the problem persists, consider restarting your Elasticsearch cluster.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Could not refresh state; state information might be outdated ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, refresh.

Log Context

Log “Could not refresh state; state information might be outdated” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    private ActionListener waitForStopListener(Request request; ActionListener listener) {

        ActionListener onStopListener = ActionListener.wrap(
            waitResponse -> transformConfigManager.refresh(ActionListener.wrap(r -> listener.onResponse(waitResponse); e -> {
                if ((ExceptionsHelper.unwrapCause(e) instanceof IndexNotFoundException) == false) {
                    logger.warn("Could not refresh state; state information might be outdated"; e);


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