Aborting opening of job as it is being closed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.15-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when an attempt is made to open a job in Elasticsearch while it is in the process of being closed. This could be due to a timing issue or a conflict in operations. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Ensure that the job is fully closed before attempting to open it again. 2) Check for any concurrent operations that may be causing a conflict. 3) If the problem persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch service to clear any potential locks or conflicts.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Aborting opening of job [{}] as it is being closed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Aborting opening of job [{}] as it is being closed” classname is AutodetectProcessManager.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        TimeValue masterNodeTimeout;
        BiConsumer closeHandler
    ) {
        String jobId = jobTask.getJobId();
        if (jobTask.isClosing()) {
            logger.info("Aborting opening of job [{}] as it is being closed"; jobId);
        logger.info("Opening job [{}]"; jobId);


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