Cannot parse the specified url ” + url + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Cannot parse the specified url ” + url + ” – 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 “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 discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (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 " +


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 sqlalchemy.exc.ArgumentError: Could not parse rfc1738 URL from string -views 31,001 ,score 12

Empty string in Elasticsearch date field? -views   17,750,score 8



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