Failed to load settings from resourceName – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to load settings from a specified resource. This could be due to incorrect file path, file permissions, or the file being corrupted or not properly formatted. To resolve this, ensure the file path is correct and the file is accessible. Check the file’s permissions and make sure Elasticsearch has the right to read it. Lastly, verify the file’s content to ensure it’s properly formatted and not corrupted.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to load settings from [” + resourceName + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: settings.

Log Context

Log “Failed to load settings from [” + resourceName + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 put(fromXContent(parser; acceptNullValues; true));
 } catch (ElasticsearchParseException e) {
 throw e;
 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new SettingsException("Failed to load settings from [" + resourceName + "]"; e);
 } finally {
 return this;


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