Failed to store stats for – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.16-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to store statistical data due to issues like insufficient disk space, incorrect file permissions, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, you can free up disk space, check and correct file permissions, or troubleshoot network issues. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch process has write access to the directory where it’s trying to store the stats. If the issue persists, you may need to check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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

        String jobPattern =";"));
        try {
            resultsPersisterService.bulkIndexWithRetry(bulkRequest; jobPattern; () -> shouldStop() == false; (msg) -> {});
        } catch (ElasticsearchException ex) {
            logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to store stats for [{}]"; jobPattern); ex);

    static boolean verifyIndicesExistAndPrimaryShardsAreActive(ClusterState clusterState; IndexNameExpressionResolver expressionResolver) {
        String[] indices = expressionResolver.concreteIndexNames(


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