Clear scroll failed for scroll id response getScrollId – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to clear a scroll ID. This could be due to an invalid scroll ID, a timeout, or a server issue. To resolve this, you can try the following: 1) Ensure the scroll ID is valid and hasn’t expired. 2) Increase the server timeout if the operation is taking too long. 3) Check the server health and logs for any underlying issues. 4) Retry the operation, as temporary network issues could cause this error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” clear scroll failed for scroll id [” + response.getScrollId() + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, scroll, response.

Log Context

Log “clear scroll failed for scroll id [” + response.getScrollId() + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                (r) -> {};
                                e -> logger.warn(() -> "clear scroll failed for scroll id [" + response.getScrollId() + "]"; e)