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

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to save a watch record due to issues like insufficient permissions, disk space, or network connectivity. To resolve this, you can check if the Elasticsearch user has write permissions to the watch history index. If not, grant the necessary permissions. Also, ensure there’s enough disk space and the Elasticsearch cluster is not in read-only mode. Lastly, verify network connectivity between the nodes if you’re running a distributed cluster.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to persist watch record [{}] ” 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 [{}]” 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(new ParameterizedMessage("failed to persist watch record [{}]"; wr); ioe);

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


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