Error creating data frame audit index – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.2-7.6

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to create a data frame audit index due to issues like insufficient permissions, lack of disk space, or incorrect index settings. To resolve this, ensure the user has the necessary permissions to create an index. Check if there’s enough disk space available and if the index settings are correct. Also, ensure the Elasticsearch cluster is running and accessible. If the problem persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error creating data frame audit index ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, plugin.

Log Context

Log “Error creating data frame audit index” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                logger.error("Error creating data frame index template"; e);
            try {
                templates.put(TransformInternalIndexConstants.AUDIT_INDEX; TransformInternalIndex.getAuditIndexTemplateMetaData());
            } catch (IOException e) {
                logger.warn("Error creating data frame audit index"; e);
            return templates;


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