Update repository – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch is unable to update the specified repository. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as incorrect repository settings, insufficient permissions, or network connectivity issues. To resolve this, you can check and correct the repository settings, ensure OpenSearch has the necessary permissions to access and modify the repository, and verify your network connection. Additionally, check the OpenSearch logs for more detailed error messages that can provide further insight into the issue.

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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 OpenSearch concepts: repository, repositories.

Log Context

Log “update repository [{}]” classname is RepositoriesService.java.
We extracted the following from OpenSearch 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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