No longer leading this publication’s term: – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” no longer leading this publication’s term: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster.

Log Context

Log “no longer leading this publication’s term:”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

logger.trace("handlePublishRequest: handling [{}] from [{}]"; publishRequest; sourceNode); 
 if (sourceNode.equals(getLocalNode()) && mode != Mode.LEADER) {
 // Rare case in which we stood down as leader between starting this publication and receiving it ourselves. The publication
 // is already failed so there is no point in proceeding.
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("no longer leading this publication's term: " + publishRequest);
 final ClusterState localState = coordinationState.get().getLastAcceptedState(); 
 if (localState.metadata().clusterUUIDCommitted() &&


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