Failed to parse repository ; unknown field – 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 parse repository ; unknown field ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: repository, metadata and cluster.

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 parse repository [{}]; unknown field [{}]”classname  is RepositoriesMetadata.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (parser.nextToken() != XContentParser.Token.VALUE_NUMBER) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse repository [{}]; unknown type"; name);
 }
 pendingGeneration = parser.longValue();
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse repository [{}]; unknown field [{}]";
 name; currentFieldName);
 }
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse repository [{}]"; name);
 }

 

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