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

Opster Team

Jan-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; recovering 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; recovering as if there are none” classname is PeerRecoveryTargetService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         } catch (final org.apache.lucene.index.IndexNotFoundException e) {
            // happens on an empty folder. no need to log
            logger.trace("{} shard folder empty; recovering all files"; recoveryTarget);
            return Store.MetadataSnapshot.EMPTY;
        } catch (final IOException e) {
            logger.warn("error while listing local files; recovering as if there are none"; e);
            return Store.MetadataSnapshot.EMPTY;
        }
    }

    /**




 

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