Path.repo makes ES fail to start


I'm trying to set the path.repo setting in the the es config.
I'm using this line:
path.repo: ["/tmp/backups"]
(with a space at the start of the line)

But when I use it, ES fails to start.
Are there any permissions that have to be taken into account or something?


Hmm, which configuration file are you adding the line to? Which ES version? When it fails, does it give any hints as to why (an exception or something)? If you comment out only that one line does it start successfully?

Remove the space.
YAML is space sensitive.

I was using the space because I thought it had to be there.
Should have checked the other parameters...


I've raised a GH issue on this, it's not uncommon so maybe we can do better -