Failed to write ZIP file 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 write to a ZIP file due to issues like insufficient disk space, incorrect file permissions, or the file being in use by another process. To resolve this, ensure there’s enough disk space, check and correct file permissions, or ensure the file isn’t being used by another process. If the file is corrupted, you may need to create a new ZIP file.

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

 if (success == false) {
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Failed to write ZIP file '" + file + "'"; e);
 }  private void createZipDirectory(ZipOutputStream zip; String name) throws IOException {
 ZipEntry entry = new ZipEntry(name + "/");


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