Log failed to write index state – How To Solve Related Issues

Log failed to write index state – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “failed to write index state” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts index. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

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

         try {
            logger.trace("[{}] state written"; index);
        } catch (Exception ex) {
            logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}]: failed to write index state"; index); ex);
            throw new IOException("failed to write state for [" + index + "]"; ex);


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 :

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