Cannot reestablish recovery recovery id – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.9-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to resume the recovery process due to a mismatch in recovery IDs. This could be due to a node failure or network issues. To resolve this, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch node, ensuring that the network connection is stable, or increasing the recovery timeout settings. If the issue persists, you may need to perform a manual recovery or reindexing of the data.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Cannot reestablish recovery; recovery id [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: recovery, indices.

Log Context

Log “Cannot reestablish recovery; recovery id [” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 handler = existingHandler;
 if (handler == null) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("Cannot reestablish recovery; recovery id [" + request.recoveryId()
 + "] not found.");


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