Rewrite failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Rewrite failed – 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 ” rewrite failed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search.

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 “rewrite failed”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (rewriteQuery == null) {
 try {
 this.rewriteQuery = searcher().rewrite(query());
 } catch (IOException exc) {
 throw new QueryShardException(getSearchExecutionContext(); "rewrite failed"; exc);
 return rewriteQuery;


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