Cannot restore partial index renamedIndex because such – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.5

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to restore a partially indexed data but fails because the index doesn’t exist. This could be due to a misconfiguration or a deletion of the index. To resolve this issue, you can either recreate the missing index or check your configuration to ensure the correct index is specified. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster has the necessary permissions to access and restore the index.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” cannot restore partial index [” + renamedIndex + “] because such ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, restore.

Log Context

Log “cannot restore partial index [” + renamedIndex + “] because such ” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 "with same name already exists in the cluster. Either close or delete the existing index or restore the " +
 "index under a different name by providing a rename pattern and replacement name");
 // Index exist - checking if it's partial restore
 if (partial) {
 throw new SnapshotRestoreException(snapshot; "cannot restore partial index [" + renamedIndex + "] because such " +
 "index already exists");
 // Make sure that the number of shards is the same. That's the only thing that we cannot change
 if (currentIndexMetaData.getNumberOfShards() != snapshotIndexMetaData.getNumberOfShards()) {
 throw new SnapshotRestoreException(snapshot;


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