Unsupported database type – 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 ” Unsupported database type ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Node.

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 “Unsupported database type [“classname  is GeoIpProcessor.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

geoData = retrieveAsnGeoData(ipAddress);
 } catch (AddressNotFoundRuntimeException e) {
 geoData = Collections.emptyMap();
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Unsupported database type [" + lazyLoader.getDatabaseType()
 + "]"; new IllegalStateException());
 return geoData;


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