Failed to write commit point – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to write the commit point to the disk. This could be due to insufficient disk space, disk I/O issues, or file system permissions. To resolve this issue, you can free up disk space, check for any disk I/O issues, or ensure that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to write to the disk. Additionally, check if the Elasticsearch process is running with the correct user permissions.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to write commit point ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: blobstore, repositories.

Log Context

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

 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new IndexShardSnapshotFailedException(shardId; "Failed to write commit point"; e);
 final ShardSnapshotResult shardSnapshotResult = new ShardSnapshotResult(


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