Search failed with status – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.16-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while executing a search operation. The status code in the brackets should provide more specific information about the error. The issue could be due to a variety of reasons such as incorrect query syntax, insufficient memory, or unavailability of a required index. To resolve this, you can check the query syntax, ensure there’s enough memory for Elasticsearch to operate, and verify that the required indices are available and not corrupted. Also, checking the Elasticsearch logs can provide more detailed information about the error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” search failed with status {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, search.

Log Context

Log “search failed with status {}” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (RestStatus.OK.equals(searchResponse.status())) {
 new ElasticsearchStatusException("search failed with status {}"; searchResponse.status(); searchResponse.status())
 }; retryableListener::onFailure));
 this.searchRequest = searchRequest;


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