Failed to load settings from – 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 Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Failed to load settings from”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

Path path = environment.configFile().resolve("elasticsearch.yml");
 if (Files.exists(path)) {
 try {
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new SettingsException("Failed to load settings from " + path.toString(); e);
 // re-initialize settings now that the config file has been loaded
 initializeSettings(output; input; properties);


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