Location – How to solve this OpenSearch exception

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 1-1.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch cannot find or access a specified location. This could be due to incorrect file paths, insufficient permissions, or the file or directory not existing. To resolve this, ensure the file or directory exists and the path is correct. Check the permissions to ensure OpenSearch has access. If it’s a network location, ensure the network connection is stable. If it’s a plugin or module, ensure it’s properly installed and configured.

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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 OpenSearch concepts: repositories.

Log Context

Log “location [” class name is FsRepository.java. We extracted the following from OpenSearch 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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