Fetching geoip databases overview from url – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.13-7.17

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch attempts to fetch GeoIP databases from a specified URL and encounters issues. This could be due to network connectivity problems, incorrect URL, or access permissions. To resolve this, ensure that the Elasticsearch instance has proper internet access. Check the URL for any mistakes and correct them. Also, verify that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access the URL. If the issue persists, consider manually downloading the GeoIP databases and updating the path in the Elasticsearch configuration.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” fetching geoip databases overview from [” + url + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “fetching geoip databases overview from [” + url + “]” classname is GeoIpDownloader.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


    private  List fetchDatabasesOverview() throws IOException {
        String url = endpoint + "?elastic_geoip_service_tos=agree";
        logger.info("fetching geoip databases overview from [" + url + "]");
        byte[] data = httpClient.getBytes(url);
        try (
            XContentParser parser = XContentType.JSON.xContent()
                .createParser(NamedXContentRegistry.EMPTY; DeprecationHandler.THROW_UNSUPPORTED_OPERATION; data)
        ) {


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