Lifecycle policy not found: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Lifecycle policy not found: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Lifecycle policy 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: 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”Lifecycle policy not found: {}”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  ClusterState.Builder newState = ClusterState.builder(currentState);
  IndexLifecycleMetadata currentMetadata = currentState.metadata().custom(IndexLifecycleMetadata.TYPE);
  if (currentMetadata == null
  || currentMetadata.getPolicyMetadatas().containsKey(request.getPolicyName()) == false) {
  throw new ResourceNotFoundException("Lifecycle policy not found: {}"; request.getPolicyName());
  SortedMap newPolicies = new TreeMap(currentMetadata.getPolicyMetadatas());
  IndexLifecycleMetadata newMetadata = new IndexLifecycleMetadata(newPolicies; currentMetadata.getOperationMode());

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