Log Has a wrong value ; defaulting to indices_all_active – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Has a wrong value ; defaulting to indices_all_active – 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 “Has a wrong value ; defaulting to indices_all_active” 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: allocation, cluster, rebalance, routing.

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 discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations. 

Log Context

Log”[{}] has a wrong value {}; defaulting to ‘indices_all_active'” classname is ClusterRebalanceAllocationDecider.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    public ClusterRebalanceAllocationDecider(Settings settings; ClusterSettings clusterSettings) {
        try {
        } catch (IllegalStateException e) {
            logger.warn("[{}] has a wrong value {}; defaulting to 'indices_all_active'";
            type = ClusterRebalanceType.INDICES_ALL_ACTIVE;
        logger.debug("using [{}] with [{}]"; CLUSTER_ROUTING_ALLOCATION_ALLOW_REBALANCE; type);


Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Avoid Rebalancing Upon Failure  

Github Issue Number 30162  


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