Update repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.11

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Briefly, this error occurs when there is an issue updating the Elasticsearch repository. This could be due to incorrect repository settings, insufficient permissions, or network connectivity issues. To resolve this, you can check and correct the repository settings, ensure that Elasticsearch has the necessary permissions to access and modify the repository, and verify that your network connection is stable and reliable. Additionally, ensure that the repository is compatible with your version of Elasticsearch.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” update repository [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repository, repositories.

Log Context

Log “update repository [{}]” classname is RepositoriesService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    if (!found) {
                        logger.info("put repository [{}]"; request.name());
                        repositoriesMetadata.add(new RepositoryMetadata(request.name(); request.type(); request.settings()));
                    } else {
                        logger.info("update repository [{}]"; request.name());
                    repositories = new RepositoriesMetadata(repositoriesMetadata);
                    mdBuilder.putCustom(RepositoriesMetadata.TYPE; repositories);
                    return ClusterState.builder(currentState).metadata(mdBuilder).build();


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