Elasticsearch yaml was deprecated in 5.5.0 and must be renamed to elasticsearch yml – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when you’re using a version of Elasticsearch that is 5.5.0 or later, but your configuration file is still named “elasticsearch.yaml”. This file was renamed to “elasticsearch.yml” in version 5.5.0. To resolve this issue, you can simply rename the file from “elasticsearch.yaml” to “elasticsearch.yml”. Alternatively, you can create a new “elasticsearch.yml” file and copy the contents of the old file into it. After doing this, make sure to update any references to the old file name in your scripts or applications.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” elasticsearch.yaml was deprecated in 5.5.0 and must be renamed to elasticsearch.yml ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: node.

Log Context

Log “elasticsearch.yaml was deprecated in 5.5.0 and must be renamed to elasticsearch.yml” class name is InternalSettingsPreparer.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 Settings.Builder output = Settings.builder();
 initializeSettings(output; input; properties);
 Environment environment = new Environment(output.build(); configPath);  if (Files.exists(environment.configFile().resolve("elasticsearch.yaml"))) {
 throw new SettingsException("elasticsearch.yaml was deprecated in 5.5.0 and must be renamed to elasticsearch.yml");
 }  if (Files.exists(environment.configFile().resolve("elasticsearch.json"))) {
 throw new SettingsException("elasticsearch.json was deprecated in 5.5.0 and must be converted to elasticsearch.yml");
 }

 

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