RepositoryName failed to finish repository verification – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to verify the repository, which is often used for snapshot and restore operations. This could be due to incorrect repository settings, network issues, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, you can check and correct the repository settings, ensure the Elasticsearch nodes can communicate with the repository, and verify that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access the repository. Additionally, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages that can help pinpoint the exact issue.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + repositoryName + “] failed to finish repository verification ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories, repository.

Log Context

Log “[” + repositoryName + “] failed to finish repository verification” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                (delegatedListener; verifyResponse) -> threadPool.executor(ThreadPool.Names.SNAPSHOT).execute(() -> {
                                    try {
                                    } catch (Exception e) {
                                        logger.warn(() -> "[" + repositoryName + "] failed to finish repository verification"; e);


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