Failed to persist watch record wr – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to save a watch record due to issues like insufficient permissions, disk space, or network connectivity. To resolve this, ensure that the Elasticsearch user has the necessary permissions to write to the index. Also, check if there’s enough disk space available and if the network connection is stable. If the issue persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to persist watch record [” + wr + “] ” 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 watch record [” + wr + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                logger.debug("overwrote watch history record [{}]";;
        } catch (InterruptedException | ExecutionException | TimeoutException | IOException ioe) {
            final WatchRecord wr = watchRecord;
            logger.error(() -> "failed to persist watch record [" + wr + "]"; ioe);

    private void deleteTrigger(Wid watcherId) {
        DeleteRequest request = new DeleteRequest(TriggeredWatchStoreField.INDEX_NAME);


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