Detected a corrupted repository; index – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Detected a corrupted repository; index – 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 “Detected a corrupted repository; index” 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, index.

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”Detected a corrupted repository; index”classname  is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  } else {
  // A snapshotted index references a snapshot which does not exist in
  // the list of snapshots. This can happen when multiple clusters in
  // different versions create or delete snapshot in the same repository.
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Detected a corrupted repository; index " + indexId
  + " references an unknown snapshot uuid [" + uuid + "]");
  } else if (SHARD_GENERATIONS.equals(indexMetaFieldName)) {

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 OrientDB corruption state in Nexus Repository version 3.2.0-01 -views 16,295 ,score 18

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