Log Failed to start index audit trail – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Failed to start index audit trail – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Failed to start index audit trail” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts index, plugin. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”Failed to start index audit trail” classname is IndexAuditTrail.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.error("failed to start index audit trail"; e);

     * This method determines if this service can be started based on the state in the {
link ClusterChangedEvent} and

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Github Issue Number 37062  

Index Audit Output  


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