Cannot parse the specified url ” + url + ” – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Cannot parse the specified url ” + url + ” – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, 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 that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” cannot parse the specified url ” + url + ” ” 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.

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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”cannot parse the specified url [” + url + “]”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

// URL matches white list - no additional processing is needed
  return url;
  } catch (URISyntaxException ex) {
  logger.warn("cannot parse the specified url [{}]"; url);
  throw new RepositoryException(getMetadata().name(); "cannot parse the specified url [" + url + "]");
  // We didn't match white list - try to resolve against path.repo
  URL normalizedUrl = environment.resolveRepoURL(url);
  if (normalizedUrl == null) {
  String logMessage = "The specified url [{}] doesn't start with any repository paths specified by the " +


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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