Cannot descend into the DEK blob container – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Cannot descend into the DEK blob container ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories, container, plugin.

Log Context

Log “Cannot descend into the DEK blob container”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

) {
 this.repositoryName = repositoryName;
 final String rootPathElement = ? null :;
 if (DEK_ROOT_CONTAINER.equals(rootPathElement)) {
 throw new RepositoryException(repositoryName; "Cannot descend into the DEK blob container " + path);
 this.delegatedBlobContainer = delegatedBlobContainer;
 this.singleUseDEKSupplier = singleUseDEKSupplier;
 this.getDEKById = getDEKById;


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