Updated geoip database name – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.13-7.16

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to update the GeoIP database, but the database name has been changed or is incorrect. This could be due to a configuration issue or an update in the GeoIP database. To resolve this issue, you can check the GeoIP database name in your Elasticsearch configuration and ensure it matches the actual database name. If the database has been updated, you may need to update your configuration to match the new database name. Alternatively, you can reinstall the GeoIP database or plugin if it’s corrupted or outdated.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” updated geoip database [” + name + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “updated geoip database [” + name + “]” classname is GeoIpDownloader.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            int lastChunk = indexChunks(name; is; firstChunk; md5; start);
            if (lastChunk > firstChunk) {
                state = state.put(name; new Metadata(start; firstChunk; lastChunk - 1; md5; start));
                stats = stats.successfulDownload(System.currentTimeMillis() - start).count(state.getDatabases().size());
                logger.info("updated geoip database [" + name + "]");
                deleteOldChunks(name; firstChunk);
        } catch (Exception e) {
            stats = stats.failedDownload();
            logger.error("error updating geoip database [" + name + "]"; e);


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