Recover after time elapsed performing state recovery – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch takes too long to recover its state after a node restart or a cluster restart. This could be due to a large number of shards, slow disk I/O, or network latency. To resolve this issue, you can increase the timeout settings in the Elasticsearch configuration, reduce the number of shards, or improve the hardware resources such as disk I/O or network speed. Also, ensure that the cluster state is not too large by limiting the number of indices and shards in the cluster.

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

Log Context

Log “recover_after_time [{}] elapsed. performing state recovery…” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                    protected void doRun() {
                        if (recoveryInProgress.compareAndSet(false; true)) {
                  "recover_after_time [{}] elapsed. performing state recovery..."; recoverAfterTime);
                }; recoverAfterTime; ThreadPool.Names.GENERIC);


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