Failed updating state to – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.4-8.3

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update its internal state due to issues like network problems, insufficient permissions, or disk space issues. To resolve this, you can check your network connectivity, ensure Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to write to the directory, and verify there’s enough disk space. Additionally, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages that can help pinpoint the exact issue.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed updating state to [{}]. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

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

            }; exc -> {
                    "Failed to persist to cluster state while marking task as started. Failure: " + exc.getMessage()
                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed updating state to [{}]."; getTransformId(); state); exc);
                    new ElasticsearchException(
                        "Error while updating state for transform [" + transform.getId() + "] to [" + state.getIndexerState() + "].";


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