Log Recovery failed on shared filesystem – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Recovery failed on shared filesystem – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Recovery failed on shared filesystem” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: handler, indices, recovery, source.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations. 

Log Context

Log”recovery failed on shared filesystem” classname is SharedFSRecoverySourceHandler.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                 // create a new IndexWriter
                logger.info("recovery failed for primary shadow shard; failing shard");
                // pass the failure as null; as we want to ensure the store is not marked as corrupted
                shard.failShard("primary relocation failed on shared filesystem caused by: [" + t.getMessage() + "]"; null);
            } else {
                logger.info("recovery failed on shared filesystem"; t);
            throw t;


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 Failed to restore snapshot – IndexShardRestoreFailedException file not found in elasticsearch -views 1.25 K ,score 2

Elasticsearch Snapshot Fails With RepositoryMissingException -views   2.13 K,score 2


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