Failure creating transform notification index – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.16-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to create a transform notification index. This could be due to insufficient permissions, lack of disk space, or a network connectivity issue. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to create an index. Also, check if there’s enough disk space available and if the Elasticsearch cluster is accessible. If the issue persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failure creating transform notification index ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index.

Log Context

Log “Failure creating transform notification index” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 .indexPatterns(Collections.singletonList(TransformInternalIndexConstants.AUDIT_INDEX_PREFIX + "*"))
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Failure creating transform notification index"; e);


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