Failed to verify repository – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.4-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to validate the repository, often due to incorrect configuration settings or network issues. To resolve this, ensure that the repository is correctly configured with the right credentials and path. Also, check the network connectivity between Elasticsearch and the repository. If using a cloud-based repository, ensure that the necessary plugins are installed and properly configured. Lastly, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to verify repository ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: blobstore, repository, repositories.

Log Context

Log “Failed to verify repository” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 + "] is not shared between this node and the master node or "
 + "that permissions on the store don't allow reading files written by the master node";
 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new RepositoryVerificationException(; "Failed to verify repository"; e);
 }  @Override


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