Failed to retrieve checkpointing info – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.2-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to fetch the checkpointing information, which is crucial for ensuring data consistency and recovery. This could be due to issues like network connectivity, insufficient permissions, or corrupted data. To resolve this, you can check the network connection between nodes, ensure the user has the necessary permissions, or try restoring from a backup. If the issue persists, you may need to rebuild the index.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to retrieve checkpointing info ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Failed to retrieve checkpointing info” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 new Response(
 Collections.singletonList(deriveStats(task; null));
 Collections.singletonList(new FailedNodeException(nodeId; "Failed to retrieve checkpointing info"; e))


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