Failed to create repository – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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 and repository-azure.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

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

                    } else {
                        try {
                            repository = createRepository(repositoryMetaData; typesRegistry);
                        } catch (RepositoryException ex) {
                            logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to create repository [{}]";; ex);
                    if (repository != null) {
                        logger.debug("registering repository [{}]";;
                        builder.put(; repository);


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