Index audit trail failed to store all pending events after waiting for 10s – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch’s audit trail system fails to store all pending events within a specified time limit, in this case, 10 seconds. This could be due to high load, slow disk I/O, or insufficient resources. To resolve this issue, you can increase the system resources, optimize your disk I/O, or increase the timeout setting for the audit trail system. Additionally, consider reducing the number of events being logged or increasing the capacity of your Elasticsearch cluster to handle more data.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” index audit trail failed to store all pending events after waiting for 10s ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index.

Log Context

Log “index audit trail failed to store all pending events after waiting for 10s” classname is IndexAuditTrail.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        if (state() != State.STOPPED) {
            try {
                if (bulkProcessor != null) {
                    if (bulkProcessor.awaitClose(10; TimeUnit.SECONDS) == false) {
                        logger.warn("index audit trail failed to store all pending events after waiting for 10s");
                    }
                }
            } catch (InterruptedException exc) {
                Thread.currentThread().interrupt();
            } finally {

 

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