Source has ” + response.getFailedShards() + ” failed shards – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Source has ” + response.getFailedShards() + ” failed shards – 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 Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Source has ” + response.getFailedShards() + ” failed shards ” 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: response, source and plugin.

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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”Source has [” + response.getFailedShards() + “] failed shards”classname  is DefaultCheckpointProvider.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

ClientHelper.TRANSFORM_ORIGIN;
  IndicesStatsAction.INSTANCE;
  new IndicesStatsRequest().indices(indices).clear().indicesOptions(IndicesOptions.LENIENT_EXPAND_OPEN);
  ActionListener.wrap(response -> {
  if (response.getFailedShards() != 0) {
  listener.onFailure(new CheckpointException("Source has [" + response.getFailedShards() + "] failed shards"));
  return;
  }
  listener.onResponse(extractIndexCheckPoints(response.getShards(); userIndices; prefix));
  }; e -> listener.onFailure(new CheckpointException("Failed to create checkpoint"; e)))
  );

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error

Heavy merges detected in specific nodes

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Description

A large number of small shards can slow down searches and cause cluster instability. Some indices have shards that are too small…

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Recommendations Based on your specific ES deployment you should…

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