Failed to change repository – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-1.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch fails to modify the settings of a specified repository. This could be due to incorrect repository settings, insufficient permissions, or network connectivity issues. To resolve this, ensure that the repository settings are correct and that OpenSearch has the necessary permissions to modify the repository. Also, check your network connection to ensure that OpenSearch can communicate with the repository. If the issue persists, consider checking the OpenSearch logs for more detailed error information.

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

Log Context

Log “failed to change repository [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                            try {
                                repository = createRepository(repositoryMetadata; typesRegistry);
                            } catch (RepositoryException ex) {
                                // TODO: this catch is bogus; it means the old repo is already closed;
                                // but we have nothing to replace it
                                logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to change repository [{}]";
                          ; ex);
                    } else {
                        try {


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