Unable to resolve data path for – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.2-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot find the specified data path. This could be due to incorrect configuration, lack of permissions, or the path not existing. To resolve this issue, you can check the elasticsearch.yml file to ensure the path is correctly specified. If the path is correct, verify that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access it. If the path doesn’t exist, create it. Also, ensure that the disk where the data path resides has enough space.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unable to resolve data path for ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: shard, index.

Log Context

Log “Unable to resolve data path for” class name is RemoveCorruptedShardDataCommand.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 private static Path getDataPath(ShardPath shardPath) {
 final Path dataPath = shardPath.getDataPath().getParent().getParent().getParent();
 if (Files.exists(dataPath) == false
 || Files.exists(dataPath.resolve(PersistedClusterStateService.METADATA_DIRECTORY_NAME)) == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Unable to resolve data path for " + shardPath);
 return dataPath;
 }  public enum CleanStatus {


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