No indices exist – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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No indices exist – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, 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 ” no indices exist ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster, metadata, indices.

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 “no indices exist”classname  is IndexNameExpressionResolver.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (expressions.isEmpty()) {
 if (options.allowNoIndices() == false) {
 IndexNotFoundException infe;
 if (indexExpressions.length == 1) {
 if (indexExpressions[0].equals(Metadata.ALL)) {
 infe = new IndexNotFoundException("no indices exist"; (String) null);
 } else {
 infe = new IndexNotFoundException((String) null);
 }
 } else {
 infe = new IndexNotFoundException((String) null);

 

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