Error creating transform audit index – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.7-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to create a transform audit index. This could be due to insufficient permissions, lack of disk space, or a configuration issue. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to create indices. Also, check the disk space and free up some if needed. Lastly, verify the configuration settings for the transform audit index and correct any errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error creating transform audit index ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, plugin.

Log Context

Log “Error creating transform audit index” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                // Template upgraders are only ever called on the master nodes; so we can use the current node version as the compatibility
                // version here because we can be sure that this node; if elected master; will be compatible with itself.
            } catch (IOException e) {
                logger.warn("Error creating transform audit index"; e);
            return templates;


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