Failed retrying – How to solve this OpenSearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch fails to execute a specific operation and is attempting to retry it. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as network issues, insufficient resources, or a temporary unavailability of a service. To resolve this issue, you could check the server’s network connection, ensure there are sufficient resources (CPU, memory, disk space), and verify the availability and health of all related services. If the error persists, you may need to check the OpenSearch logs for more detailed information about the failed operation.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” {} failed; retrying ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “{} failed; retrying” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                            reason = "health check failed";
                        } else if (failureCountSinceLastSuccess >= followerCheckRetryCount) {
                   -> new ParameterizedMessage("{} failed too many times"; FollowerChecker.this); exp);
                            reason = "followers check retry count exceeded";
                        } else {
                   -> new ParameterizedMessage("{} failed; retrying"; FollowerChecker.this); exp);



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