Failed to retrieve checkpoint – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.4-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to retrieve the checkpoint file, which is crucial for maintaining data consistency and recovery. This could be due to issues with file permissions, disk space, or network connectivity. To resolve this, you can check and adjust file permissions, ensure there’s enough disk space, and verify network connectivity. If the checkpoint file is corrupted, you may need to restore from a backup. Also, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed to retrieve checkpoint. ” 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 retrieve checkpoint.” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                getCheckPointException -> {
                    logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to retrieve checkpoint."; getJobId()); getCheckPointException);
                        new RuntimeException(
                            "Failed to retrieve checkpoint due to: " + getCheckPointException.getMessage();