ailed to write global state – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” ailed to write global state ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Index and Memory.

Log Context

Log “[_global]: failed to write global state” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     void writeGlobalState(String reason; MetaData metaData) throws Exception {
        logger.trace("[_global] writing state; reason [{}]";  reason);
        try {
            globalStateFormat.write(metaData; metaData.version(); nodeEnv.nodeDataPaths());
        } catch (Throwable ex) {
            logger.warn("[_global]: failed to write global state"; ex);
            throw new IOException("failed to write global state"; ex);



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