Unable to update lifecycle metadata with new ilm mode ilmMode slm mode slmMode – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.5-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the lifecycle metadata due to a change in the Index Lifecycle Management (ILM) or Snapshot Lifecycle Management (SLM) mode. This could be due to incorrect settings or insufficient permissions. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check and correct the ILM and SLM settings; 2) Ensure the user has the necessary permissions to update the lifecycle metadata; 3) Restart Elasticsearch to apply the changes; 4) If the error persists, consider disabling the ILM or SLM temporarily to isolate the issue.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unable to update lifecycle metadata with new ilm mode [” + ilmMode + “]; slm mode [” + slmMode + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: metadata, plugin.

Log Context

Log “unable to update lifecycle metadata with new ilm mode [” + ilmMode + “]; slm mode [” + slmMode + “]” classname is OperationModeUpdateTask.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            .build();
    }

    @Override
    public void onFailure(Exception e) {
        logger.error("unable to update lifecycle metadata with new ilm mode [" + ilmMode + "]; slm mode [" + slmMode + "]"; e);
    }

    @Override
    public void clusterStateProcessed(ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {
        if (ilmMode != null) {

 

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