Put repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when there is an issue with creating or updating a repository in Elasticsearch. This could be due to incorrect repository settings, insufficient permissions, or connectivity issues with the repository. To resolve this, ensure that the repository settings are correct and that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access the repository. If the repository is remote, check the network connectivity. Also, ensure that the repository plugin (if any) is properly installed and compatible with your Elasticsearch version.

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

            public void clusterStateProcessed(ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {
                if (changed) {
                    if (found) {
                        logger.info("updated repository [{}]"; request.name());
                    } else {
                        logger.info("put repository [{}]"; request.name());
                publicationStep.onResponse(oldState != newState);


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