Delayed state recovery failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch struggles to recover its state after a disruption, such as a node failure or network partition. This could be due to insufficient resources, corrupted data, or configuration issues. To resolve this, you can try increasing the timeout settings, ensuring there’s enough disk space, and checking the health of your nodes. If data corruption is suspected, you may need to restore from a backup. Also, verify your cluster settings and configurations to ensure they are correct.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” delayed state recovery failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: recovery.

Log Context

Log “delayed state recovery failed” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            if (scheduledRecovery.compareAndSet(false; true)) {
      "delaying initial state recovery for [{}]. {}"; recoverAfterTime; reason);
                threadPool.schedule(new AbstractRunnable() {
                    public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                        logger.warn("delayed state recovery failed"; e);

                    protected void doRun() {