Failed to create local checkpoint tracker – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to create a local checkpoint tracker, which is crucial for tracking the indexing operations. This could be due to insufficient disk space, corrupted indices, or network issues. To resolve this, you can try freeing up disk space, checking the health of your indices and repairing if necessary, or troubleshooting your network. Additionally, ensure that your Elasticsearch version is up-to-date and compatible with your system.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to create local checkpoint tracker ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “failed to create local checkpoint tracker” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return tracker;
 } catch (IOException ex) {
 throw new EngineCreationFailureException(engineConfig.getShardId(); "failed to create local checkpoint tracker"; ex);
 }  private SoftDeletesPolicy newSoftDeletesPolicy() throws IOException {
 final Map commitUserData = store.readLastCommittedSegmentsInfo().userData;


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