Repository failed to verify repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to verify the repository, often due to incorrect configuration or connectivity issues. To resolve this, ensure that the repository is correctly configured and accessible. Check the repository’s URL, credentials, and permissions. If it’s a remote repository, verify network connectivity. If it’s a snapshot repository, ensure it’s properly set up and the directory is accessible. Also, check Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + repository + “] 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 “[” + repository + “] 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(() -> "[" + repository + "] failed to verify repository"; e);
                    errors.add(new VerificationFailure(node.getId(); e));
                if (counter.decrementAndGet() == 0) {
                    finishVerification(repository; listener; nodes; errors);