Location – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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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 [“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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