Location – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.13

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot find or access the specified location. This could be due to incorrect file path, insufficient permissions, or the file or directory not existing. To resolve this, ensure the file or directory exists and the path is correct. Check the permissions to ensure Elasticsearch can access the location. If it’s a network location, ensure it’s accessible. If the error persists, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed information.

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

Log Context

Log “location [” class name 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