Failed to read commit point – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to read the commit point from the index. This could be due to corruption in the index, disk I/O issues, or insufficient disk space. To resolve this issue, you can try to restore the index from a backup, check the disk for errors, or free up disk space. If the index is not recoverable, you may need to delete and recreate it.

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

Log Context

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

                    if (snapshot != null) {
                        snapshots.add(new SnapshotFiles(snapshot.snapshot(); snapshot.indexFiles()));
                } catch (IOException e) {
                    logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to read commit point [{}]"; name); e);
            return new Tuple(new BlobStoreIndexShardSnapshots(snapshots); latest);