Incoming term – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” incoming term ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “incoming term”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public Join handleStartJoin(StartJoinRequest startJoinRequest) {
 if (startJoinRequest.getTerm() <= getCurrentTerm()) {
 logger.debug("handleStartJoin: ignoring [{}] as term provided is not greater than current term [{}]";
 startJoinRequest; getCurrentTerm());
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("incoming term " + startJoinRequest.getTerm() +
 " not greater than current term " + getCurrentTerm());
 logger.debug("handleStartJoin: leaving term [{}] due to {}"; getCurrentTerm(); startJoinRequest);


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