Timed out while waiting for a dynamic mapping update – 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 while waiting for a dynamic mapping update ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: bulk 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 while waiting for a dynamic mapping update”classname  is TransportShardBulkAction.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

mappingUpdateListener.onFailure(new NodeClosedException(clusterService.localNode()));
 public void onTimeout(TimeValue timeout) {
 mappingUpdateListener.onFailure(new MapperException("timed out while waiting for a dynamic mapping update"));
 }); listener; threadPool


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