Attempt to stop datafeed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when there’s an attempt to stop a datafeed in Elasticsearch, but the operation fails due to various reasons such as the datafeed not existing, being already stopped, or due to insufficient permissions. To resolve this issue, you can verify if the datafeed exists and is running before trying to stop it. If it’s a permissions issue, ensure the user has the necessary rights to perform the operation. Also, check for any network issues or server problems that might be causing the operation to fail.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] attempt to stop datafeed [{}] [{}] ” 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 [{}] [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        datafeedContextProvider.buildDatafeedContext(task.getDatafeedId(); datafeedContextListener);

    public void stopDatafeed(TransportStartDatafeedAction.DatafeedTask task; String reason; TimeValue timeout) {"[{}] attempt to stop datafeed [{}] [{}]"; reason; task.getDatafeedId(); task.getAllocationId());
        Holder holder = runningDatafeedsOnThisNode.remove(task.getAllocationId());
        if (holder != null) {
            holder.stop(reason; timeout; null);