Received a newer join from – 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 ” 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 and 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 “received a newer join from”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public void handleJoinRequest(DiscoveryNode sender; JoinCallback joinCallback) {
 assert closed == false : "CandidateJoinAccumulator closed";
 JoinCallback prev = joinRequestAccumulator.put(sender; joinCallback);
 if (prev != null) {
 prev.onFailure(new CoordinationStateRejectedException("received a newer join from " + sender));
 public void close(Mode newMode) {


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