Skip local recovery as no index commit found – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.4-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch cannot find an index commit for a local shard, which is necessary for the recovery process. This could be due to a missing or corrupted index, or a failed previous recovery attempt. To resolve this issue, you can try to manually recover the index, ensure that the index files are not corrupted, or check the OpenSearch logs for more detailed error messages. If the index is not crucial, you can also consider deleting and recreating it.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” skip local recovery as no index commit found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index, recovery, shard.

Log Context

Log “skip local recovery as no index commit found” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        try {
            seqNo = Long.parseLong(store.readLastCommittedSegmentsInfo().getUserData().get(MAX_SEQ_NO));
        } catch (org.apache.lucene.index.IndexNotFoundException e) {
            logger.error("skip local recovery as no index commit found"; e);
            return UNASSIGNED_SEQ_NO;
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.error("skip local recovery as failed to find the safe commit"; e);
            return UNASSIGNED_SEQ_NO;


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