Timed out waiting for mapping updates – 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 ” timed out waiting for mapping updates ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: recovery, indices and mapping.

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 “timed out waiting for mapping updates”classname  is PeerRecoveryTargetService.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} 
 @Override
 public void onTimeout(TimeValue timeout) {
 // note that we do not use a timeout (see comment above)
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchTimeoutException("timed out waiting for mapping updates " +
 "(timeout [" + timeout + "])"));
 }
 });
 };
 final IndexMetadata indexMetadata = clusterService.state().metadata().index(request.shardId().getIndex());

 

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