The specified location doesnt start with any – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” The specified location doesnt start with any ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories and repository-azure.

Log Context

Log “The specified location [{}] doesn’t start with any” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

             throw new RepositoryException(; "missing location");
        Path locationFile = environment.resolveRepoFile(location);
        if (locationFile == null) {
            if (environment.repoFiles().length > 0) {
                logger.warn("The specified location [{}] doesn't start with any "
                    + "repository paths specified by the path.repo setting: [{}] "; location; environment.repoFiles());
                throw new RepositoryException(; "location [" + location
                    + "] doesn't match any of the locations specified by path.repo");
            } else {
                logger.warn("The specified location [{}] should start with a repository path specified by"


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