Context jobId Failed to clear scroll – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to clear the scroll context associated with a specific jobId. This could be due to a network issue, a timeout, or an internal server error. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the server’s health and logs for any underlying issues. 2) Increase the timeout value if the operation is taking longer than expected. 3) Ensure that the jobId is correct and exists. 4) If the problem persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch cluster, but be aware that this should be a last resort as it can impact running operations.

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

Log Context

Log “[” + context.jobId + “] Failed to clear scroll” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        try {
        } catch (Exception e) {
            // This method is designed to be called from exception handlers; so just logs this exception
            // in the cleanup process so that the original exception can be propagated
            logger.error(() -> "[" + context.jobId + "] Failed to clear scroll"; e);

    private void innerClearScroll(String scrollId) {
        if (scrollId != null) {


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