Updating custom meta data type data – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

Briefly, this error occurs when there’s an attempt to update custom metadata type data in Elasticsearch, but the operation fails due to issues like incorrect data format, insufficient permissions, or system limitations. To resolve this, ensure the data format is correct and compatible with Elasticsearch. Check if the user has the necessary permissions to perform the update. Also, verify if the system resources are sufficient and not causing the operation to fail. Lastly, ensure the Elasticsearch version supports updating custom metadata.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] updating custom meta data type [{}] data [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: tribe.

Log Context

Log “[{}] updating custom meta data type [{}] data [{}]” classname is TribeService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                } else {
                    // custom md has been changed
                    clusterStateChanged = true;
                    logger.info("[{}] updating custom meta data type [{}] data [{}]"; tribeName; changedCustomMetaDataType; mergedCustomMetaData);
                    metaData.putCustom(changedCustomMetaDataType; mergedCustomMetaData);
            return clusterStateChanged;