Aborted on initialization – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.8-7.17

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to initialize due to issues like incorrect configuration settings, insufficient system resources, or incompatible versions. To resolve this, you can check and correct the Elasticsearch configuration settings, ensure that the system has enough resources (CPU, memory, disk space), and verify that the Elasticsearch version is compatible with your system. Additionally, check the Elasticsearch logs for more specific error messages that can help identify the exact problem.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Aborted on initialization ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “Aborted on initialization” class name is SnapshotsService.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 final boolean newFinalization = endingSnapshots.add(snapshot);
 if (entry.repositoryStateId() == RepositoryData.UNKNOWN_REPO_GEN) {
 logger.debug("[{}] was aborted before starting"; snapshot);
 new SnapshotException(snapshot; "Aborted on initialization");


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