Failed to get index-metadata from repository data for index – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.9-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch is unable to retrieve metadata for a specific index from the repository. This could be due to issues with the repository configuration, network connectivity, or permissions. To resolve this, you can check the repository configuration and ensure it’s correctly set up. Also, verify network connectivity between OpenSearch and the repository. Lastly, ensure OpenSearch has the necessary permissions to access the repository. If the issue persists, consider reindexing or restoring the index from a backup if available.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to get index-metadata from repository data for index [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: repository, index.

Log Context

Log “Failed to get index-metadata from repository data for index [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    } catch (IOException e) {
                        logger.warn("Failed to get index-metadata from repository data for index [{}]"; repoShardId.index().getName());
                        failCloneShardAndUpdateClusterState(target; sourceSnapshot; repoShardId);
                }; this::onFailure));


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