How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Failed to read pre 0.19 state from

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Troubleshooting background

To troubleshoot Elasticsearch log “Failed to read pre 0.19 state from” it’s important to understand common problems related to Elasticsearch concepts: bootstrap. See detailed explanations below complete with common problems, examples and useful tips.

To help troubleshoot related issues we have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github , please review the following for further information :

1 Elasticsearch crashes after showing t: failed to read local state , exiting 2.87 K 3

2Cant Start Es After Update From 5 6  

Log Context

Log ”failed to read pre 0.19 state from [“ classname is
We have extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code to get an in-depth context :

                        index = fileIndex;
                        metaDataFile = stateFile;
                    } catch (IOException e) {
                        logger.warn("failed to read pre 0.19 state from [" + name + "]; ignoring..."; e);
        if (metaData == null) {

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