Failed to write Kibana details ZIP file – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.6-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to create or write to the Kibana details ZIP file. This could be due to insufficient permissions, lack of disk space, or a problem with the file path. To resolve this issue, you can check and adjust the file permissions, ensure there is enough disk space, or verify the file path is correct. Additionally, you may need to check if the file is not being used by another process, which could prevent writing to it.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to write Kibana details ZIP file ” 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 write Kibana details ZIP file” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (ca != null) {
 writePemEntry(zip; dirName + "/" + caCert; new JcaMiscPEMGenerator(ca.certAndKey.cert));
 writeTextFile(zip; dirName + "/" + ymlFile; KIBANA_YML; substitutions);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Failed to write Kibana details ZIP file"; e);
 }  /**
 * Loads {@code resource} from the classpath; performs variable substitution on it; and then writes it to {@code writer}.


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