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

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch cannot find the specified node path in the cluster. This could be due to incorrect configuration, network issues, or the node being down. To resolve this, you can check the node’s status and ensure it’s running properly. If the node is up, verify your network connectivity. Lastly, check your OpenSearch configuration to ensure the node path is correctly specified.

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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 OpenSearch concepts: node, shard, index.

Log Context

Log “Unable to resolve node path for” class name is RemoveCorruptedShardDataCommand.java. We extracted the following from OpenSearch 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 OpenSearchException("Unable to resolve node path for " + shardPath);
 return nodePath;
 }  /**


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