Missing or invalid physical file name physicalName – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to locate or recognize the specified physical file name. This could be due to a typo in the file name, the file being moved or deleted, or the file path being incorrect. To resolve this issue, you can verify the file name and its path, ensure the file exists in the specified location, and check for any typographical errors in the file name. If the file was moved or deleted, restore it to its original location.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” missing or invalid physical file name [” + physicalName + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: blobstore, index.

Log Context

Log “missing or invalid physical file name [” + physicalName + “]” class name is BlobStoreIndexShardSnapshot.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 // Verify that file information is complete
 if (name == null || Strings.validFileName(name) == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("missing or invalid file name [" + name + "]");
 } else if (physicalName == null || Strings.validFileName(physicalName) == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("missing or invalid physical file name [" + physicalName + "]");
 } else if (length < 0) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("missing or invalid file length");
 } else if (writtenBy == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("missing or invalid written_by [" + writtenBy + "]");
 } else if (checksum == null) {

 

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