Store 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 access or find the specified store location. This could be due to incorrect path configuration, insufficient permissions, or the location being unavailable. To resolve this, ensure the path is correctly configured in the OpenSearch settings. Check the permissions for the OpenSearch process to access the store location. If the location is on a network, ensure it’s accessible. If it’s on a disk, ensure the disk is not full or faulty.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” store location [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: repositories, blobstore.

Log Context

Log “store location [” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 BytesArray bytes = new BytesArray(seed);
 try (InputStream stream = bytes.streamInput()) {
 testBlobContainer.writeBlob("data-" + localNode.getId() + ".dat"; stream; bytes.length(); true);
 } catch (Exception exp) {
 throw new RepositoryVerificationException(; "store location [" + blobStore() +
 "] is not accessible on the node [" + localNode + "]"; exp);
 try (InputStream masterDat = testBlobContainer.readBlob("master.dat")) {
 final String seedRead = Streams.readFully(masterDat).utf8ToString();
 if (seedRead.equals(seed) == false) {


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