Timeout: ; request: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Timeout: ; request: – 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 “Timeout: ; request:” 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: replication.

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”{} Timeout: [{}]; request: [{}]”classname  is TransportReplicationAction.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

assert false : "finishOnSuccess called but operation is already finished";
  void retryBecauseUnavailable(ShardId shardId; String message) {
  retry(new UnavailableShardsException(shardId; "{} Timeout: [{}]; request: [{}]"; message; request.timeout(); request));
  * Executes the logic for acquiring one or more operation permit on a primary shard. The default is to acquire a single permit but this


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 Connection Timeout with Elasticsearch -views 77,348 ,score 74

Requesting Elasticsearch from Node times out -views   18,948,score 19



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