Failed to persist transform state – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.1-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to save the current state of a data transformation. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a full disk, or network connectivity issues. To resolve this, ensure that the Elasticsearch process has write permissions to the directory where it’s trying to save the state. Also, check if the disk is full and free up space if necessary. Lastly, verify that there are no network issues preventing Elasticsearch from communicating with the necessary servers.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed to persist transform state. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[{}] failed to persist transform state.” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    "Timed out (" + PERSIST_STOP_AT_CHECKPOINT_TIMEOUT_SEC + "s) waiting for transform state to be stored.";
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to persist transform state."; getJobId()); e);

    private boolean addSetStopAtCheckpointListener(boolean shouldStopAtCheckpoint; ActionListener shouldStopAtCheckpointListener)


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