Failed to create rollup index rollupIndexName – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to create a rollup index, which is used to summarize and store historical data. This could be due to insufficient permissions, incorrect index name, or lack of resources. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to create an index. Check the rollup index name for any invalid characters or syntax errors. Also, ensure that there are enough resources (like disk space) available for the creation of the new index.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to create rollup index [” + rollupIndexName + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index.

Log Context

Log “Failed to create rollup index [” + rollupIndexName + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 new ElasticsearchException("Unable to index into rollup index [" + rollupIndexName + "]")
 }; e -> deleteRollupIndex(sourceIndexName; rollupIndexName; parentTask; listener; e)));
 } else {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("Failed to create rollup index [" + rollupIndexName + "]"));
 }; listener::onFailure));
 }; listener::onFailure));


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