Cannot start publishing next value before accepting previous one – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to publish a new value before the previous one has been accepted, which is not allowed. This could be due to a synchronization issue or a bug in the system. To resolve this issue, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch node, ensuring that your system is updated to the latest version, or checking your code for any synchronization issues. If the problem persists, consider seeking help from the Elasticsearch community or support.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” cannot start publishing next value before accepting previous one ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “cannot start publishing next value before accepting previous one” class name is CoordinationState.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 logger.debug("handleClientValue: ignored request as election not won");
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("election not won");
 }
 if (lastPublishedVersion != getLastAcceptedVersion()) {
 logger.debug("handleClientValue: cannot start publishing next value before accepting previous one");
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("cannot start publishing next value before accepting previous one");
 }
 if (clusterState.term() != getCurrentTerm()) {
 logger.debug(
 "handleClientValue: ignored request due to term mismatch "
 + "(expected: [term {} version >{}]; actual: [term {} version {}])";

 

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