Stopped – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when the Elasticsearch service is not running on your server. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient memory, incorrect configuration, or a system crash. To resolve this issue, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch service. If that doesn’t work, check the Elasticsearch logs for any specific error messages. You may also need to verify your configuration settings or increase the memory allocation if necessary. If the system crashed, a server restart or recovery may be required.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” stopped ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: node.

Log Context

Log “stopped” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        // we should stop this last since it waits for resources to get released
        // if we had scroll searchers etc or recovery going on we wait for to finish.

        return this;

    // During concurrent close() calls we want to make sure that all of them return after the node has completed it's shutdown cycle.


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