Failed to commit engine – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Failed to commit engine – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the 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 ” failed to commit engine ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”failed to commit engine”classname  is InternalEngine.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

/*
  * If assertions are enabled; IndexWriter throws AssertionError on commit if any files don't exist; but tests that randomly
  * throw FileNotFoundException or NoSuchFileException can also hit this.
  */
  if (ExceptionsHelper.stackTrace(e).contains("org.apache.lucene.index.IndexWriter.filesExist")) {
  final EngineException engineException = new EngineException(shardId; "failed to commit engine"; e);
  try {
  failEngine("lucene commit failed"; engineException);
  } catch (final Exception inner) {
  engineException.addSuppressed(inner);
  }

 

Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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