Analytics collection already exists – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when you’re trying to create an Elasticsearch analytics collection that already exists in the database. This could be due to a script running multiple times or a misconfiguration. To resolve this issue, you can either delete the existing collection if it’s no longer needed or rename the new collection you’re trying to create. Alternatively, you can check your scripts or configurations to ensure they’re not creating duplicate collections.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” analytics collection [{}] already exists ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “analytics collection [{}] already exists” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 ActionListener createDataStreamListener = ActionListener.wrap(
 r -> listener.onResponse(new PutAnalyticsCollectionAction.Response(r.isAcknowledged(); request.getName()));
 (Exception e) -> {
 if (e instanceof ResourceAlreadyExistsException) {
 new ResourceAlreadyExistsException("analytics collection [{}] already exists"; request.getName(); e)
 }  e = new ElasticsearchStatusException(


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