Chunk document with id id not found – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.13-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to retrieve a document with a specific ID, but it doesn’t exist in the index. This could be due to the document being deleted, not yet indexed, or a wrong ID being used. To resolve this, ensure the document ID is correct and the document exists in the index. If the document is being indexed, wait for the indexing process to complete. If the document was deleted, you may need to re-index it.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” chunk document with id [” + id + “] not found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: document.

Log Context

Log “chunk document with id [” + id + “] not found” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 // This makes the code easier to understand and maintain.
 SearchResponse searchResponse =;
 SearchHit[] hits = searchResponse.getHits().getHits();  if (searchResponse.getHits().getHits().length == 0) {
 failureHandler.accept(new ResourceNotFoundException("chunk document with id [" + id + "] not found"));
 byte[] data = (byte[]) hits[0].getSourceAsMap().get("data");


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