Remote store is not enabled for index – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when the remote store feature is not enabled for a specific index in OpenSearch. This feature allows data to be stored in a remote location, and if it’s not enabled, you can’t access or store data remotely for that index. To resolve this issue, you can enable the remote store feature for the index by updating the index settings. Alternatively, you can recreate the index with the remote store feature enabled. Also, ensure that the remote location is properly configured and accessible.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Remote store is not enabled for index: {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “Remote store is not enabled for index: {}” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        mdBuilder.put(updatedIndexMetadata; true);
                        totalShards += updatedIndexMetadata.getNumberOfShards();
                    } else {
                        logger.warn("Remote store is not enabled for index: {}"; index);

                restoreInfo = new RestoreInfo("remote_store"; indicesToBeRestored; totalShards; totalShards);


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