No longer leading this publication’s term: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

No longer leading this publication’s term: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “no longer leading this publication’s term:” 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: 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”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() &&


Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 No mapping found for field in order to sort on in ElasticSearch -views 66,915 ,score 115

How to add properties from a root object in a nested object for sorting? -views   463,score 2



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