qpid client failed to load a message with error "Message is extern"

Solution Verified - Updated -


Following the scenario:

  • sending durable messages to a flow-to-disk (FTD) queue such that it exceeds its capacity and FTD feature is applied
  • re-routing the messages to another queue, either by:
    • calling relevant QMF method,
    • or deleting this FTD queue that has alternate exchange set
  • trying to consume all the messages from the second queue fails
  • an attempt to restart the broker fails

we get a broker failing to start any time, with messages in.


  • MRG Messaging 2.*

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