Updating indices recovery compress from to – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

Briefly, this error occurs when there’s an attempt to update the recovery compression settings of Elasticsearch indices while the system is running. This could be due to incorrect settings or a system glitch. To resolve this, you can try restarting Elasticsearch, ensuring that the settings are correct, or re-indexing the data. If the problem persists, consider checking for any underlying system issues that might be causing this error.

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

Log Context

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

                 RecoverySettings.this.translogSize = translogSize;

            boolean compress = settings.getAsBoolean(INDICES_RECOVERY_COMPRESS; RecoverySettings.this.compress);
            if (compress != RecoverySettings.this.compress) {
                logger.info("updating [indices.recovery.compress] from [{}] to [{}]"; RecoverySettings.this.compress; compress);
                RecoverySettings.this.compress = compress;

            int concurrentStreams = settings.getAsInt(INDICES_RECOVERY_CONCURRENT_STREAMS; RecoverySettings.this.concurrentStreams);
            if (concurrentStreams != RecoverySettings.this.concurrentStreams) {


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