Existing basic license has an expiration. Basic licenses no longer expire. – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Existing basic license has an expiration. Basic licenses no longer expire. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: license, plugin and task.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Existing basic license has an expiration. Basic licenses no longer expire.” classname is StartupSelfGeneratedLicenseTask.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     private ClusterState extendBasic(ClusterState currentState; LicensesMetaData currentLicenseMetadata) {
        License license = currentLicenseMetadata.getLicense();
        MetaData.Builder mdBuilder = MetaData.builder(currentState.metaData());
        LicensesMetaData newLicenseMetadata = createBasicLicenseFromExistingLicense(currentLicenseMetadata);
        mdBuilder.putCustom(LicensesMetaData.TYPE; newLicenseMetadata);
        logger.info("Existing basic license has an expiration. Basic licenses no longer expire." +
                "Regenerating license.\n\nOld license:\n {}\n\n New license:\n{}"; license; newLicenseMetadata.getLicense());
        return ClusterState.builder(currentState).metaData(mdBuilder).build();
    }

    private LicensesMetaData createBasicLicenseFromExistingLicense(LicensesMetaData currentLicenseMetadata) {




 

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