Failed to verify repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to validate the repository, often due to incorrect configuration settings or network connectivity issues. To resolve this, ensure that the repository settings are correct, including the repository URL and access credentials. Also, check the network connectivity between Elasticsearch and the repository. If the repository is on a remote server, ensure that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access it. Lastly, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages that can help identify the problem.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed to verify 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 verify repository” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        for (final DiscoveryNode node : nodes) {
            if (node.equals(localNode)) {
                try {
                    doVerify(repository; verificationToken; localNode);
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to verify repository"; repository); e);
                    errors.add(new VerificationFailure(node.getId(); e));
                if (counter.decrementAndGet() == 0) {
                    finishVerification(repository; listener; nodes; errors);