No searchable snapshots indices found – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to find any indices that are searchable snapshots. This could be due to the indices being deleted, not yet created, or not properly configured as searchable snapshots. To resolve this issue, you can check if the indices exist and are correctly configured. If they don’t exist, you need to create them. If they are not configured as searchable snapshots, you need to reconfigure them. Also, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster has the necessary permissions to access these indices.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” No searchable snapshots indices found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, indices.

Log Context

Log “No searchable snapshots indices found” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (searchableSnapshotIndices.isEmpty()) {
 throw new ResourceNotFoundException("No searchable snapshots indices found");
 return state.routingTable().allShards(searchableSnapshotIndices.toArray(new String[0]));
 }  @Override


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