Ignoring persistent setting ; – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Ignoring persistent setting ; ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: admin, cluster, persistent and settings.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “ignoring persistent setting [{}]; [{}]” classname is TransportClusterUpdateSettingsAction.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                         if (error == null) {
                            persistentSettings.put(entry.getKey(); entry.getValue());
                            persistentUpdates.put(entry.getKey(); entry.getValue());
                            changed = true;
                        } else {
                            logger.warn("ignoring persistent setting [{}]; [{}]"; entry.getKey(); error);
                    } else {
                        logger.warn("ignoring persistent setting [{}]; not dynamically updateable"; entry.getKey());


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