Exporter failed to open exporting bulk – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when the Elasticsearch Exporter is unable to open an exporting bulk due to issues like insufficient memory, incorrect configuration, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, you can increase the memory allocation for Elasticsearch, check and correct the exporter’s configuration settings, or troubleshoot network issues. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster is running and accessible.

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

Log Context

Log “exporter [{}] failed to open exporting bulk” classname is Exporters.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        public void onFailure(Exception e) {
            logger.error((Supplier>) () -> new ParameterizedMessage("exporter [{}] failed to open exporting bulk"; name); e);




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