Refreshing metadata failed – How to solve related issues

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Refreshing metadata failed – 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 ” Refreshing metadata failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: metadata and plugin.

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 “Refreshing metadata failed” classname is TokenService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             if (custom != null && custom.equals(getTokenMetaData()) == false) {
                logger.info("refresh keys");
                try {
                    refreshMetaData(custom);
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    logger.warn("refreshing metadata failed"; e);
                }
                logger.info("refreshed keys");
            }
        });
    }




 

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