Updating from to – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when there’s an attempt to update a document in Elasticsearch from one version to another, but the process fails due to version conflicts or incorrect syntax. To resolve this, ensure the correct version number is specified during the update. Also, check the update syntax for any errors. If the document was updated by another process concurrently, consider using the retry_on_conflict parameter to automatically retry the update operation.

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

Log Context

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

    static void logSettingUpdate(Setting> setting; Settings current; Settings previous; Logger logger) {
        if (logger.isInfoEnabled()) {
            if (setting.isFiltered()) {
                logger.info("updating [{}]"; setting.key);
            } else {
                logger.info("updating [{}] from [{}] to [{}]"; setting.key; setting.getRaw(previous); setting.getRaw(current));

    public static Setting groupSetting(String key; Property... properties) {