Error while listing local files; recover as if there are none – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error while listing local files; recover as if there are none ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: indices and recovery.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “error while listing local files; recover as if there are none” classname is RecoveryTarget.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         logger.trace("collecting local files for {}"; recoveryStatus);
        Store.MetadataSnapshot metadataSnapshot = null;
        try {
            metadataSnapshot = recoveryStatus.store().getMetadataOrEmpty();
        } catch (IOException e) {
            logger.warn("error while listing local files; recover as if there are none"; e);
            metadataSnapshot = Store.MetadataSnapshot.EMPTY;
        } catch (Exception e) {
            // this will be logged as warning later on...
            logger.trace("unexpected error while listing local files; failing recovery"; e);
            onGoingRecoveries.failRecovery(recoveryStatus.recoveryId();




 

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