Failed to create new translog file – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to create a new transaction log (translog) file. This could be due to insufficient disk space, incorrect file permissions, or a faulty disk. To resolve this issue, you can free up disk space, check and correct file permissions, or investigate potential hardware issues with the disk. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch process has the necessary permissions to write to the directory where the translog files are stored.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to create new translog file ” 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 new translog file” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } catch (final IOException e) {
 throw new TranslogException(shardId; "failed to create new translog file"; e);
 return newWriter;
 }  /**


How helpful was this guide?

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?