failed to write index state ES log v2.3 – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to write index state ES log v2.3 ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “[{}]: failed to write index state” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         logger.trace("[{}] writing state; reason [{}]"; indexMetaData.getIndex(); reason);
        try {
            indexStateFormat.write(indexMetaData; indexMetaData.getVersion();
                    nodeEnv.indexPaths(new Index(indexMetaData.getIndex())));
        } catch (Throwable ex) {
            logger.warn("[{}]: failed to write index state"; ex; indexMetaData.getIndex());
            throw new IOException("failed to write state for [" + indexMetaData.getIndex() + "]"; ex);



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