Index ” + ((IndexNotFoundException) e).getIndex() + ” was not found; – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Index ” + ((IndexNotFoundException) e).getIndex() + ” was not found; – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Index ” + ((IndexNotFoundException) e).getIndex() + ” was not found;” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: index, plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”Index [” + ((IndexNotFoundException) e).getIndex() + “] was not found;”classname  is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (item.isFailure()) {
  Exception e = item.getFailure();
  // If an index was deleted after execution; give a hint to the user that this is a transient error
  if (e instanceof IndexNotFoundException) {
  throw new ResourceNotFoundException("Index [" + ((IndexNotFoundException) e).getIndex() + "] was not found; " +
  "likely because it was deleted while the request was in-flight. Rollup does not support partial search results; " +
  "please try the request again."; e);
  // Otherwise just throw

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