Failed to bump term to – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to bump term to ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “failed to bump term to {}” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                     try {
                        logger.debug("updateMaxTermSeen: maxTermSeen = {} > currentTerm = {}; bumping term"; maxTermSeen; currentTerm);
                        ensureTermAtLeast(getLocalNode(); maxTermSeen);
                    } catch (Exception e) {
                        logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to bump term to {}"; maxTermSeen); e);


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