How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Failed to derived initial_meta from value

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Troubleshooting background

To troubleshoot Elasticsearch log “Failed to derived initial_meta from value” it’s important to understand common problems related to Elasticsearch concepts: bootstrap. See detailed explanations below complete with common problems, examples and useful tips.


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Log Context

Log ”failed to derived initial_meta from value {}” classname is LocalGateway.java
We have extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code to get an in-depth context :

                 }
            } else {
                requiredAllocation = Integer.parseInt(initialMeta);
            }
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.warn("failed to derived initial_meta from value {}"; initialMeta);
        }

        if (nodesState.failures().length > 0) {
            for (FailedNodeException failedNodeException : nodesState.failures()) {
                logger.warn("failed to fetch state from node"; failedNodeException);






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