Failed to parse repository missing repository type – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to identify the type of repository during a snapshot or restore operation. This is usually due to a missing or incorrect configuration in the repository settings. To resolve this issue, you can check the repository settings and ensure that the ‘type’ field is correctly specified. If the repository type is a plugin, ensure that the plugin is properly installed and enabled. Also, validate the repository settings using the ‘_snapshot//_verify’ API endpoint.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse repository [{}]; missing repository type ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repository, metadata, cluster.

Log Context

Log “failed to parse repository [{}]; missing repository type” class name is RepositoriesMetadata.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse repository [{}]"; name);
 }
 }
 if (type == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse repository [{}]; missing repository type"; name);
 }
 repository.add(new RepositoryMetadata(name; uuid; type; settings; generation; pendingGeneration));
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse repositories");
 }

 

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