Bucket option is required for cleaning up repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.6-7.17

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is trying to clean up a repository, but the bucket option is not specified. The bucket option is necessary to identify the specific location within the repository where the data is stored. To resolve this issue, you should specify the bucket option in your cleanup command. Alternatively, you can check your repository configuration to ensure that the bucket option is correctly set. If the problem persists, consider reconfiguring your repository or checking for updates or bugs in your Elasticsearch version.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” bucket option is required for cleaning up repository ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repository.

Log Context

Log “bucket option is required for cleaning up repository” class name is AbstractCleanupCommand.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 protected abstract AbstractRepository newRepository(Terminal terminal; OptionSet options) throws Exception;  protected void validate(OptionSet options) {
 String bucket = bucketOption.value(options);
 if (Strings.isNullOrEmpty(bucket)) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("bucket option is required for cleaning up repository");
 }  String basePath = basePathOption.value(options);
 if (basePath.endsWith("/")) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("there should be no trailing slash in the base path");