Database file databaseFile doesn t exist – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.13-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to access a database file that doesn’t exist in the specified path. This could be due to incorrect file path, file deletion, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, ensure the file path is correct and the file exists in the specified location. If the file was deleted, restore it if possible. Lastly, check the permissions of the file and the user running Elasticsearch, ensuring the user has the necessary permissions to access the file.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” database file [” + databaseFile + “] doesn’t exist ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “database file [” + databaseFile + “] doesn’t exist” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public GeoIpDatabase get() throws IOException {
 GeoIpDatabase loader = geoIpDatabaseProvider.getDatabase(databaseFile);
 if (Factory.useDatabaseUnavailableProcessor(loader; databaseFile)) {
 return null;
 } else if (loader == null) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("database file [" + databaseFile + "] doesn't exist");
 }  if (Assertions.ENABLED) {
 // Only check whether the suffix has changed and not the entire database type.
 // To sanity check whether a city db isn't overwriting with a country or asn db.


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