Skipped download for segments – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 2.5-2.8

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch skips downloading certain segments during a snapshot restore process. This could be due to the segments already existing in the cluster or a mismatch in the segment’s generation. To resolve this, ensure that the cluster state is healthy and all nodes are in sync. If the issue persists, consider re-indexing the data or creating a new snapshot. Also, check the OpenSearch logs for more detailed information about the skipped segments to identify any potential issues.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Skipped download for segments: {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: shard, index.

Log Context

Log “Skipped download for segments: {}” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        } catch (IOException e) {
            throw new IndexShardRecoveryException(shardId; "Exception while copying segment files from remote segment store"; e);
        } finally {
  "Downloaded segments: {}"; downloadedSegments);
  "Skipped download for segments: {}"; skippedSegments);


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