I was curious what would happen if I stopped the Elasticsearch service in Magento 2.4. What I found I cant seem to understand.
When the service is stopped it empties all the categories. I would have assumed Elasticsearch was for the mini search/advanced search not the catalog listings.
Can anyone confirm if this is by design or is there a bug in Magento 2.4? Also any ideas on how to fix this?
My setup is Magento 2.4 on Valet (MacOs/PHP 7.3.20). I installed Elasticsearch via Homebrew.