Error starting watcher – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Error starting watcher” classname is WatcherService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

         executor.execute(wrapWatcherService(() -> {
                if (reloadInner(state; "starting"; true)) {
                    postWatchesLoadedCallback.run();
                }
            };
            e -> logger.error("error starting watcher"; e)));
    }

    /**
     * reload watches and start scheduling them
     *




 

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