Error while processing next job update – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while trying to process an update job. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient resources, network issues, or a problem with the data being updated. To resolve this issue, you could try increasing the resources allocated to Elasticsearch, checking the network connection, or verifying the integrity of the data being updated. Additionally, checking the Elasticsearch logs could provide more detailed information about the cause of the error, which could help in troubleshooting.

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

Log Context

Log “Error while processing next job update” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        List updates = new ArrayList(orderedJobUpdates.size());
        try {
            executeProcessUpdates(new VolatileCursorIterator(updates));
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.error("Error while processing next job update"; e);

    void executeProcessUpdates(Iterator updatesIterator) {
        if (updatesIterator.hasNext() == false) {


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