Ignored join as term has not been incremented yet after reboot – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to join a node to a cluster but the term has not been incremented yet after a reboot. This could be due to a network partition or a node failure. To resolve this issue, you can try to restart the node or the entire cluster. If the problem persists, check the cluster health and ensure that all nodes are properly connected. You may also need to check your Elasticsearch configuration for any inconsistencies.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” ignored join as term has not been incremented yet after reboot ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: join, cluster.

Log Context

Log “ignored join as term has not been incremented yet after reboot” class name is CoordinationState.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  if (startedJoinSinceLastReboot == false) {
 logger.debug("handleJoin: ignored join as term was not incremented yet after reboot");
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("ignored join as term has not been incremented yet after reboot");
 }  final long lastAcceptedTerm = getLastAcceptedTerm();
 if (join.getLastAcceptedTerm() > lastAcceptedTerm) {


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