Index name was not set – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” index name was not set ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “index name was not set”classname  is SnapshotShardFailure.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

String reason = (String) args[3];
 Integer intShardId = (Integer) args[4];
 String status = (String) args[5]; 
 if (index == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("index name was not set");
 }
 if (intShardId == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("index shard was not set");
 }

 

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