Removing script file – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is trying to remove a script file that no longer exists or is inaccessible. This could be due to a file permission issue, a missing file, or a misconfiguration in the Elasticsearch settings. To resolve this issue, you can check the file permissions and ensure Elasticsearch has the necessary access. If the file is missing, restore it from a backup or recreate it. Lastly, verify your Elasticsearch configuration to ensure it’s pointing to the correct script file location.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” removing script file [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: discovery-file.

Log Context

Log “removing script file [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

public void onFileDeleted(Path file) {
            Tuple scriptNameExt = scriptNameExt(file);
            if (scriptNameExt != null) {
                ScriptEngineService engineService = getScriptEngineServiceForFileExt(scriptNameExt.v2());
                assert engineService != null;
      "removing script file [{}]"; file.toAbsolutePath());
                staticCache.remove(new CacheKey(engineService; scriptNameExt.v1(); null; Collections.emptyMap()));



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