Skipping – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch decides to skip a certain operation due to various reasons such as a faulty configuration, a missing index, or a failed shard. It could also be due to a lack of resources like memory or disk space. To resolve this issue, you can check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed information about the skipped operation. Ensure that your configuration is correct, the required indices exist, and there are sufficient resources. If it’s a shard failure, you might need to reindex or restore from a backup.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” skipping… ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log ” skipping…” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        if (strict) {
                            throw new ElasticsearchException(message; e);
                        } else {
                            logger.error(message + " skipping..."; e);