Timed out waiting for relocation hand-off to complete – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-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 ” Timed out waiting for relocation hand-off to complete ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, relocation and shard.

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 “Timed out waiting for relocation hand-off to complete” classname is IndexShard.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                     }
                    throw e;
                }
            });
        } catch (TimeoutException e) {
            logger.warn("timed out waiting for relocation hand-off to complete");
            // This is really bad as ongoing replication operations are preventing this shard from completing relocation hand-off.
            // Fail primary relocation source and target shards.
            failShard("timed out waiting for relocation hand-off to complete"; null);
            throw new IndexShardClosedException(shardId(); "timed out waiting for relocation hand-off to complete");
        } finally {




 

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