Couldn t marks store corrupted – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 1.3-1.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch detects corruption in the data store. This could be due to hardware failure, power outage, or a bug in Elasticsearch. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Restart Elasticsearch, as sometimes the error can be temporary. 2) If the error persists, restore the data from a recent backup. 3) If no backup is available, you can try to repair the corrupted data using Elasticsearch’s built-in tools, but this should be a last resort as it may lead to data loss.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Couldn’t marks store corrupted ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “Couldn’t marks store corrupted” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 // the shard is initializing
                if (Lucene.isCorruptionException(failure)) {
                    try {
                        store.markStoreCorrupted(ExceptionsHelper.unwrap(failure; CorruptIndexException.class));
                    } catch (IOException e) {
                        logger.warn("Couldn't marks store corrupted"; e);
            } finally {
                assert !readLock.assertLockIsHeld() : "readLock is held by a thread that tries to fail the engine";
                if (failedEngine != null) {


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