Failed to access searcher manager – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to access searcher manager ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “failed to access searcher manager”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

return searcher.getDirectoryReader().isCurrent() == false;
 } catch (IOException e) {
 logger.error("failed to access searcher manager"; e);
 failEngine("failed to access searcher manager"; e);
 throw new EngineException(shardId; "failed to access searcher manager"; e);
 } finally {
 return false;


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