Unable to update settings of temp rollup index tmpIndexName – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.12-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to update the settings of a temporary rollup index. This could be due to insufficient permissions, a non-existent index, or a network issue. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to update the index settings. Also, verify that the index exists and is accessible. If the issue persists, check the network connectivity and the Elasticsearch cluster’s health.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unable to update settings of temp rollup index [” + tmpIndexName + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index, settings.

Log Context

Log “Unable to update settings of temp rollup index [” + tmpIndexName + “]” class name is TransportRollupAction.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else {
 new ElasticsearchException("Unable to update settings of temp rollup index [" + tmpIndexName + "]")
 }; e -> deleteTmpIndex(originalIndexName; tmpIndexName; listener; e)));
 } else {


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