Received a newer join from – 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 a new node tries to join an Elasticsearch cluster but its version is newer than the existing nodes. This can cause compatibility issues. To resolve this, you can either upgrade all the nodes in the cluster to match the version of the new node or downgrade the new node to match the existing cluster’s version. Always ensure that all nodes in a cluster are running the same version of Elasticsearch to avoid such issues.

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

Log Context

Log “received a newer join from” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public void handleJoinRequest(DiscoveryNode sender; TransportVersion transportVersion; ActionListener joinListener) {
 assert closed == false : "CandidateJoinAccumulator closed";
 var prev = joinRequestAccumulator.put(sender; Tuple.tuple(transportVersion; joinListener));
 if (prev != null) {
 prev.v2().onFailure(new CoordinationStateRejectedException("received a newer join from " + sender));
 }  @Override
 public void close(Mode newMode) {


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