Removing script file – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

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.

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()));