Closing job because – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.14

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch shuts down a job due to various reasons such as insufficient resources, configuration issues, or internal errors. To resolve this, you can check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages. You may need to increase resources (like memory or disk space), adjust job configurations, or fix any identified internal errors. Also, ensure that your Elasticsearch cluster is running the correct version and is properly configured.

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

Log Context

Log “Closing job [{}]; because [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            if (jobKilled) {
                logger.debug("[{}] Cleaning up job opened after kill"; jobId);
            } else if (reason == null) {
      "Closing job [{}]"; jobId);
            } else {
      "Closing job [{}]; because [{}]"; jobId; reason);

            AutodetectCommunicator communicator = processContext.getAutodetectCommunicator();
            if (communicator == null) {
                assert jobKilled == false


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