Log Failed to add alias . filter – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Failed to add alias . filter – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up  which can resolve issues causing many log errors (free and no installation required)


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Failed to add alias . filter” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: alias, cluster, filter, indices.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations. 

Log Context

Log”[{}] failed to add alias [{}]; filter [{}]” classname is IndicesClusterStateService.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        newAliases.put(alias; indexAliasesService.create(alias; filter));
            } catch (Throwable e) {
                logger.warn("[{}] failed to add alias [{}]; filter [{}]"; e; index; alias; filter);


Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Why are my Elasticsearch shards sporadically failing when running queries against my alias filter? -views 0.19 K ,score 2

Github Issue Number 10609  


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