Failed to create repository request name – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to create a repository due to issues like incorrect repository name, invalid settings, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, ensure the repository name is valid and doesn’t contain any illegal characters. Check the repository settings for any errors and correct them. Also, verify that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to create a repository in the specified location. If the repository is remote, ensure the connection and access credentials are correct.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to create repository [” + + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories, repository, request.

Log Context

Log “failed to create repository [” + + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        submitUnbatchedTask("put_repository [" + + "]"; new RegisterRepositoryTask(this; request; acknowledgementStep) {
            public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                logger.warn(() -> "failed to create repository [" + + "]"; e);



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