Index not working due to 'journal state store is corrupt' error

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The following appears in the atlassian-confluence.log:

WARN [http-bio-8090-exec-3] [confluence.impl.journal.DefaultJournalManager] enqueue Newly enqueued entry in journal 
[main_index] has an ID [X] that should have been higher than the journal state store's most-recent-id [Y]. it is 
likely that this node's journal state store is corrupt.


The journal is used to track changes made in Confluence. This is particularly useful in Data Center installations, in which each node checks this log index roughly every five seconds, and then  update its own index accordingly.

This issue occurs when there is an entry in the journal with an ID higher than what the journal is expecting. This can be due to a corruption of the Confluence index itself. Or, it can be an issue with your database setup.

Alternatively, if you are using an Oracle RAC database, you may be encountering this bug: CONF-35764 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Resolution 1

  1. Shutdown Confluence (on all nodes, if using Data Center)
  2. Move or rename journal directory located at <CONF_HOME_Dir>/
  3. Rebuild content indexes from scratch (on all nodes)
  4. Restart Confluence
  5. Rebuild index from Administration menu

Resolution 2: Oracle RAC

Follow the workaround from CONF-35764 - Getting issue details... STATUS

  2. Rebuild index.

Resolution 3: Postgres Sequence Cache

Postgres does not sequentially create IDs by default, so a sequence needs to be set up in the DB.  Postgres should create IDs 1 at a time to make sure they are sequential.  If your DB was somehow changed to create more than 1 at a time, it can start to create these non-sequentially.

To Confirm:

  1. Enable DEBUG logging in Confluence on the following packages:
  2. Make a few changes in confluence, such as editing several pages.
  3. Check the logs.  You should see each change logged with a journal entry ID:

    2019-07-29 07:40:46,967 DEBUG [http-nio-] [confluence.impl.journal.DefaultJournalManager] enqueue Enqueued JournalEntry: JournalEntry{id=5936925, journalId='JournalIdentifier{journalName=edge_index}', creationDate=Mon Jul 29 07:40:46 MDT 2019, type='ADD_DOCUMENT', message='{"edgeId":"162070548","userKey":"1c0c8294582c611c015847a7c66e0032","targetId":162070548,"date":1564407548478,"typeKey":"page.create"}'}
    2019-07-29 07:40:51,108 DEBUG [http-nio-] [confluence.impl.journal.DefaultJournalManager] enqueue Enqueued JournalEntry: JournalEntry{id=5936863, journalId='JournalIdentifier{journalName=main_index}', creationDate=Mon Jul 29 07:40:51 MDT 2019, type='ADD_CHANGE_DOCUMENT', message='com.atlassian.confluence.pages.Page-162070546'}
  4. In the logs above, you can see the first entry was given an ID of 5936925, and the second, 5936863.  This is not only non-sequential, but a big jump.
  5. Check the sequence in Postgres by exporting the schema/generating a DDL. Or run this command:

    Postgres versions below 10
    SELECT cache_value FROM seq_journal_entry_id;
    Postgres 10 and above
    SELECT cache_size FROM pg_catalog.pg_sequences
     WHERE sequencename='seq_journal_entry_id';
  6. The sequence should look like this:

    CREATE SEQUENCE public.seq_journal_entry_id
    CACHE 1;
  7. If the CACHE value is anything other than 1, Postgres may generate IDs in the wrong order.

To Fix:

  1. Shut down Confluence
  2. Run the following query to update the Postgres Sequence:

    ALTER SEQUENCE public.seq_journal_entry_id CACHE 1;
  3. Follow the steps on rebuilding the index from scratch

  4. Re-enable the DEBUG logging mentioned above
  5. Verify that journal IDs are now created in sequential order.
Last modified on Jan 3, 2022

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