Ignored join as term has not been incremented yet after reboot – 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 there’s an attempt to join a node to a cluster but the term has not been incremented yet after a reboot. This could be due to a network partition or a node failure. To resolve this, you can try to manually increment the term by restarting the node. If the problem persists, check the cluster health and ensure all nodes are properly connected. Also, verify the node configurations to ensure they are set correctly. Lastly, consider upgrading OpenSearch to the latest version as this could be a bug that has been fixed in newer versions.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” ignored join as term has not been incremented yet after reboot ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster, join.

Log Context

Log “ignored join as term has not been incremented yet after reboot” class name is CoordinationState.java. We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  if (startedJoinSinceLastReboot == false) {
 logger.debug("handleJoin: ignored join as term was not incremented yet after reboot");
 throw new CoordinationStateRejectedException("ignored join as term has not been incremented yet after reboot");
 }  final long lastAcceptedTerm = getLastAcceptedTerm();
 if (join.getLastAcceptedTerm() > lastAcceptedTerm) {


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