Unable to access 'path.repo'


I have been trying to configure snapshot on my cluster. But I am stumped at this error.

org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.StartupException: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to access 'path.repo' (/home/elastic/mount/backups)
    at org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.Elasticsearch.init(Elasticsearch.java:125) ~[elasticsearch-5.2.2.jar:5.2.2]
    at org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.Elasticsearch.main(Elasticsearch.java:82) ~[elasticsearch-5.2.2.jar:5.2.2]
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Unable to access 'path.repo' (/home/elastic/mount/backups)
    at org.elasticsearch.bootstrap.Security.addPath(Security.java:379) ~[elasticsearch-5.2.2.jar:5.2.2]
    ... 6 more
Caused by: java.nio.file.AccessDeniedException: /home/elastic/mount

The elasticsearch is running as a service on my RHEL cluster.
The user used is elasticsearch belonging to group elasticsearch.

Just for sake of trying out I have given full permissions on the mount folder and changed the owner to elasticsearch too on each of the nodes.

drwxrwxrwx 3 elasticsearch elasticsearch  20 Aug  1 11:55 mount

Entry in elasticsearch.yml is:

path.repo: ["/home/elastic/mount/backups"]

More details:
I have create a nfs based shared filestore. And it is mounted on each of the nodes at this location


Even the nfs shared filestore location which I have configured on one of the nodes only (uat cluster and hence the experimenting) is


is now owned by elasticsearch with full permissions.

drwxrwxrwx 2 elasticsearch elasticsearch    6 Aug  1 15:22 backups

What I am missing here? Any thing else to check?


My bad. Yes it was a permission issue. Things working fine now.

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