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 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. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: replication.

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 “{} 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


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