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

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

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the 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 which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

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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