Failed to write commit point – How to solve this OpenSearch exception

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch fails to write the commit point, which is crucial for data consistency and recovery. This could be due to insufficient disk space, file system issues, or permission problems. To resolve this, ensure there’s enough disk space and the file system is functioning properly. Check and correct the permissions for the OpenSearch directories. Also, consider checking the health of your hardware as faulty hardware can cause such issues. Lastly, ensure OpenSearch process has the necessary OS level privileges.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to write commit point ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: repositories, blobstore.

Log Context

Log “Failed to write commit point” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new IndexShardSnapshotFailedException(shardId; "Failed to write commit point"; e);
 snapshotStatus.moveToDone(threadPool.absoluteTimeInMillis(); indexGeneration);
 }; listener::onFailure);


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