Timed out waiting for mapping updates – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Timed out waiting for mapping updates – 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 “timed out waiting for mapping updates” 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: recovery, indices, mapping.

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”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 :

  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());


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 How to Fix Read timed out in Elasticsearch -views 59,352 ,score 33

Elasticsearch 5.x.x cannot disable dynamic mapping -views   906,score 2



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