Unknown exporter type type set for exporter name – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to use an exporter type that it doesn’t recognize. This is usually due to a typo or misconfiguration in the Elasticsearch settings. To resolve this issue, you should first check the exporter type in your settings. Make sure it’s spelled correctly and is a type that Elasticsearch recognizes. If the problem persists, you may need to update or reinstall the exporter plugin. Also, ensure that the exporter is compatible with your version of Elasticsearch.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” unknown exporter type [” + type + “] set for exporter [” + name + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “unknown exporter type [” + type + “] set for exporter [” + name + “]” class name is Exporters.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public Exporter openExporter(Exporter.Config config) {
 String name = config.name();
 String type = config.type();
 Exporter.Factory factory = factories.get(type);
 if (factory == null) {
 throw new SettingsException("unknown exporter type [" + type + "] set for exporter [" + name + "]");
 return factory.create(config);
 }  static void closeExporters(Logger logger; Map exporters) {