Global failed to write global state – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to write the global state 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 data directory. If the issue persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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

Log Context

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

        logger.trace("[_global] writing state; reason [{}]";  reason);
        try {
            MetaData.FORMAT.write(metaData; nodeEnv.nodeDataPaths());
            logger.trace("[_global] state written");
        } catch (Exception ex) {
            logger.warn("[_global]: failed to write global state"; ex);
            throw new IOException("failed to write global state"; ex);
        }
    }
}

 

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