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

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” cannot parse the specified url ” + url + ” ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repositories.

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 " +


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