Non-internal repository already registered this repository will block the – 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 there’s an attempt to register a repository that already exists in OpenSearch. This could be due to a configuration issue or a script error. To resolve this, you can either delete the existing repository if it’s no longer needed or update your script or configuration to use a different repository name. Alternatively, you can check if the repository is being used elsewhere and remove the blockage if it’s not necessary.

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

Log Context

Log “non-internal repository [{}] already registered. this repository will block the” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        if (type.equals(repository.getMetadata().type()) == false) {
            logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("internal repository [{}][{}] already registered. this prevented the registration of " +
                "internal repository [{}][{}]."; name; repository.getMetadata().type(); name; type));
        } else if (repositories.containsKey(name)) {
            logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("non-internal repository [{}] already registered. this repository will block the " +
                "usage of internal repository [{}][{}]."; name; metadata.type(); name));

    public void unregisterInternalRepository(String name) {


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