Exception during geoip databases cleanup – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.14-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while trying to clean up the geoip databases. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient permissions, corrupted files, or a bug in the software. To resolve this issue, you could try checking and adjusting the file permissions, repairing or replacing any corrupted files, or updating Elasticsearch to the latest version to fix any potential bugs. Additionally, ensure that the geoip databases are correctly configured and that Elasticsearch has the necessary resources to perform the cleanup.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” exception during geoip databases cleanup ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “exception during geoip databases cleanup” classname is GeoIpDownloader.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            logger.error("exception during geoip databases update"; e);
        try {
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.error("exception during geoip databases cleanup"; e);



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