Missing url – 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 Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

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

NamedXContentRegistry namedXContentRegistry; ClusterService clusterService;
 RecoverySettings recoverySettings) {
 super(metadata; namedXContentRegistry; clusterService; recoverySettings; BlobPath.cleanPath()); 
 if (URL_SETTING.exists(metadata.settings()) == false && REPOSITORIES_URL_SETTING.exists(environment.settings()) == false) {
 throw new RepositoryException(metadata.name(); "missing url");
 this.environment = environment;
 supportedProtocols = SUPPORTED_PROTOCOLS_SETTING.get(environment.settings());
 urlWhiteList = ALLOWED_URLS_SETTING.get(environment.settings()).toArray(new URIPattern[]{});
 url = URL_SETTING.exists(metadata.settings())


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