Recover after time elapsed performing state recovery – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch has been waiting for a specified “recover_after_time” period to recover the cluster state but it hasn’t received enough node responses. This could be due to network issues, slow nodes, or nodes being down. To resolve this, you can increase the “recover_after_time” setting to allow more time for nodes to respond. Alternatively, check the health and connectivity of your nodes, and ensure they are running properly. If nodes are down, bring them back up. If the network is slow, consider optimizing your network configuration.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” recover_after_time [{}] elapsed. performing state recovery… ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “recover_after_time [{}] elapsed. performing state recovery…” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                    protected void doRun() {
                        if (recoveryInProgress.compareAndSet(false; true)) {
                  "recover_after_time [{}] elapsed. performing state recovery..."; recoverAfterTime);
                }; recoverAfterTime; ThreadPool.Names.GENERIC);


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