Join target is not initialised yet – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Join target is not initialised yet – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “join target is not initialised yet” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: join, cluster.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”join target is not initialised yet”classname  is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

static class InitialJoinAccumulator implements JoinAccumulator {
  public void handleJoinRequest(DiscoveryNode sender; JoinCallback joinCallback) {
  assert false : "unexpected join from " + sender + " during initialisation";
  joinCallback.onFailure(new CoordinationStateRejectedException("join target is not initialised yet"));
  public String toString() {
  return "InitialJoinAccumulator";

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