Bucket ” + bucketName + ” does not exist – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Bucket ” + bucketName + ” does not exist – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up  which can resolve issues causing many errors 


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Bucket ” + bucketName + ” does not exist” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: repositories, plugins, repository-gcs.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”Bucket [” + bucketName + “] does not exist”classname  is GoogleCloudStorageBlobStore.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

this.clientName = clientName;
  this.repositoryName = repositoryName;
  this.storageService = storageService;
  this.stats = new GoogleCloudStorageOperationsStats(bucketName);
  if (doesBucketExist(bucketName) == false) {
  throw new BlobStoreException("Bucket [" + bucketName + "] does not exist");
  private Storage client() throws IOException {
  return storageService.client(clientName; repositoryName; stats);

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Amazon S3 exception: "The specified key does not exist" -views 120,033 ,score 66

AWS s3 api error: specified bucket does not exist -views   12,126,score 6

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