Detected a corrupted repository; index – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Detected a corrupted repository; index – 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 ” 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 and 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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (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)) {


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

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