How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Failed to get _meta from

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Updated: Feb-20

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Troubleshooting background

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


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Log Context

Log ”failed to get _meta from [{}]/[{}]” classname is RiversService.java
We have extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code to get an in-depth context :

                                 });
                            } catch (EsRejectedExecutionException ex) {
                                logger.debug("Couldn't schedule river start retry; node might be shutting down"; ex);
                            }
                        } else {
                            logger.warn("failed to get _meta from [{}]/[{}]"; e; routing.riverName().type(); routing.riverName().name());
                        }
                    }
                });
            }
        }






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