Error handling job operation – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.17

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while processing a job operation. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient resources, incorrect configurations, or network issues. To resolve this, you can try increasing the system resources, checking the job configurations for any errors, or troubleshooting the network connectivity. Additionally, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages that can provide further insights into the problem.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” error handling job operation ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “error handling job operation” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                Runnable runnable = queue.poll(500; TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS);
                if (runnable != null) {
                    try {
                    } catch (Exception e) {
                        logger.error("error handling job operation"; e);


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