Log Failed to access searcher manager – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Failed to access searcher manager – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Failed to access searcher manager” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts index. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”Failed to access searcher manager” classname is Engine.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             try {
                try (Searcher searcher = acquireSearcher("refresh_needed"; SearcherScope.EXTERNAL)) {
                    return searcher.getDirectoryReader().isCurrent() == false;
            } catch (IOException e) {
                logger.error("failed to access searcher manager"; e);
                failEngine("failed to access searcher manager"; e);
                throw new EngineException(shardId; "failed to access searcher manager"; e);
            } finally {

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Github Issue Number 10637  

Github Issue Number 12366  


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