Location – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Location – 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 Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” location ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: repositories.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”location [“classname  is FsRepository.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

Path locationFile = environment.resolveRepoFile(location);
  if (locationFile == null) {
  if (environment.repoFiles().length > 0) {
  logger.warn("The specified location [{}] doesn't start with any "
  + "repository paths specified by the path.repo setting: [{}] "; location; environment.repoFiles());
  throw new RepositoryException(metadata.name(); "location [" + location
  + "] doesn't match any of the locations specified by path.repo");
  } else {
  logger.warn("The specified location [{}] should start with a repository path specified by"
  + " the path.repo setting; but the path.repo setting was not set on this node"; location);
  throw new RepositoryException(metadata.name(); "location [" + location


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