Deleted repositories – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.12-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to access a repository that has been deleted. This could be due to a misconfiguration or an accidental deletion. To resolve this issue, you can either recreate the repository if it was deleted accidentally or update your Elasticsearch configuration to point to the correct repository. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access the repository.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” deleted repositories [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories.

Log Context

Log “deleted repositories [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

    public void unregisterRepository(final DeleteRepositoryRequest request; final ActionListener listener) {
        submitUnbatchedTask("delete_repository [" + + "]"; new UnregisterRepositoryTask(request; listener) {
            public void clusterStateProcessed(ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {
                if (deletedRepositories.isEmpty() == false) {
          "deleted repositories [{}]"; deletedRepositories);

            public boolean mustAck(DiscoveryNode discoveryNode) {


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