Profile index does not exist – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.5-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when you’re trying to access an Elasticsearch index that doesn’t exist. This could be due to a typo in the index name, or the index may have been deleted. To resolve this issue, you can check the index name for any errors or create a new index if it doesn’t exist. Alternatively, you can use the Elasticsearch API to check if the index exists before trying to access it. If the index was deleted, you may need to restore it from a backup if one is available.

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

Log Context

Log “profile index does not exist” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 uid -> new ElasticsearchException("profile index does not exist")