Malformed URL – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Malformed URL – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch 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 causing many errors 


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “malformed URL” 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: blobstore.

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 discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”malformed URL”classname  is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  public BlobContainer blobContainer(BlobPath path) {
  try {
  return new URLBlobContainer(this; path; buildPath(path));
  } catch (MalformedURLException ex) {
  throw new BlobStoreException("malformed URL " + path; ex);
  public void close() {

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Java Malformed URL Exception -views 52,691 ,score 23

Malformed URL no protocol error -views   37,821,score 1

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