Exception closing commit for %s in %s – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.9-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while trying to close a commit for a shard. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as disk space issues, network connectivity problems, or a bug in the Elasticsearch software. To resolve this issue, you can try freeing up disk space, checking your network connection, or updating Elasticsearch to the latest version. If the problem persists, consider reindexing your data or restarting your Elasticsearch cluster.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” exception closing commit for [%s] in [%s] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “exception closing commit for [%s] in [%s]” classname is SnapshotShardsService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        public void onResponse(Void unused) {}

                        public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                            // we're already failing exceptionally; and prefer to propagate the original exception instead of this one
                            logger.warn(Strings.format("exception closing commit for [%s] in [%s]"; indexShard.shardId(); snapshot); e);


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