Store cannot be marked as corrupted – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot mark a data store as corrupted due to issues like insufficient permissions, disk space, or a network problem. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Check and ensure that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to write to the data directory. 2) Verify that there is enough disk space available. 3) Check the network connectivity if the data store is on a network location. 4) If the issue persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch service.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” store cannot be marked as corrupted ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: blobstore, repositories.

Log Context

Log “store cannot be marked as corrupted” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        success = true;
                    } catch (CorruptIndexException | IndexFormatTooOldException | IndexFormatTooNewException ex) {
                        try {
                        } catch (IOException e) {
                            logger.warn("store cannot be marked as corrupted"; e);
                        throw ex;
                    } finally {
                        if (success == false) {


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