Timeout: ; request: – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Timeout: ; request: – 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 ” 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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (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


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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