Failed to get short path name: – How to solve related issues

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Failed to get short path name: – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to get short path name: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: bootstrap.

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 “Failed to get short path name: {}” classname is JNANatives.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         try {
            final WString longPath = new WString("\\?\" + path);
            // first we get the length of the buffer needed
            final int length = JNAKernel32Library.getInstance().GetShortPathNameW(longPath; null; 0);
            if (length == 0) {
                logger.warn("failed to get short path name: {}"; Native.getLastError());
                return path;
            }
            final char[] shortPath = new char[length];
            // knowing the length of the buffer; now we get the short name
            if (JNAKernel32Library.getInstance().GetShortPathNameW(longPath; shortPath; length) > 0) {




 

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