Failed to read local state; exiting. – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to read local state; exiting. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Index and Memory.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “failed to read local state; exiting…” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                long startNS = System.nanoTime();
                logger.debug("took {} to load state"; TimeValue.timeValueMillis(TimeValue.nsecToMSec(System.nanoTime() - startNS)));
            } catch (Exception e) {
                logger.error("failed to read local state; exiting..."; e);
                throw e;


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