Attempt to stop datafeed for job – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when there’s an attempt to stop a datafeed for a job in Elasticsearch, but the datafeed is not found or is already stopped. This could be due to incorrect job ID or a timing issue. To resolve this, ensure the correct job ID is used. If the job ID is correct, check if the datafeed is already stopped. If it’s a timing issue, try to stop the datafeed again after some time. Also, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster is healthy and functioning properly.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] attempt to stop datafeed [{}] for job [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[{}] attempt to stop datafeed [{}] for job [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        public void stop(String source; TimeValue timeout; Exception e; boolean autoCloseJob; String stoppedReason) {
            if (isNodeShuttingDown) {

  "[{}] attempt to stop datafeed [{}] for job [{}]"; source; datafeedId; datafeedJob.getJobId());
            if (datafeedJob.stop()) {
                boolean acquired = false;
                try {
                        "[{}] try lock [{}] to stop datafeed [{}] for job [{}]...";


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