Failed to create repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to create a snapshot repository due to issues like incorrect repository settings, insufficient permissions, or connectivity problems with the storage location. To resolve this, ensure that the repository settings are correct, the Elasticsearch process has the necessary permissions to access the storage location, and the storage location is accessible and has enough space. Also, check the Elasticsearch logs for more specific error messages that can help identify the problem.

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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.

Log Context

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

                    return ClusterState.builder(currentState).metadata(mdBuilder).build();
                }

                @Override
                public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                    logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to create repository [{}]"; request.name()); e);
                    publicationStep.onFailure(e);
                    super.onFailure(e);
                }

                @Override

 

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