Unable to resolve shard path for index indexName and shard id shardId – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.5

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot find the path to the shard for the specified index. This could be due to the shard being deleted, moved, or corrupted. To resolve this issue, you can try to restore the shard from a backup, check the file system for any issues, or recreate the index if the data is not critical. If the shard is corrupted, you may need to use the Elasticsearch repair tools to fix it.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unable to resolve shard path for index [” + indexName + “] and shard id [” + shardId + “] ” 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 shard path for index [” + indexName + “] and shard id [” + shardId + “]” class name is RemoveCorruptedShardDataCommand.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } catch (LockObtainFailedException lofe) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Failed to lock node's directory [" + lofe.getMessage()
 + "]; is Elasticsearch still running ?");
 }
 }
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Unable to resolve shard path for index [" + indexName + "] and shard id [" + shardId + "]");
 }  public static boolean isCorruptMarkerFileIsPresent(final Directory directory) throws IOException {
 boolean found = false;

 

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