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

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.1

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot find the path to the node specified in the configuration file. This could be due to incorrect path configuration, insufficient permissions, or the node not existing. To resolve this issue, you can verify the node path in the configuration file, ensure the Elasticsearch process has the necessary permissions to access the path, or check if the node exists and is correctly set up.

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

Log Context

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

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