Failed to execute watch – 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 ” Failed to execute watch ” 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 “Failed to execute watch [{}]” classname is ExecutionService.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     private void logWatchRecord(WatchExecutionContext ctx; Exception e) {
        // failed watches stack traces are only logged in debug; otherwise they should be checked out in the history
        if (logger.isDebugEnabled()) {
            logger.debug((Supplier>) () -> new ParameterizedMessage("failed to execute watch [{}]"; ctx.id().watchId()); e);
        } else {
            logger.warn("failed to execute watch [{}]"; ctx.id().watchId());
        }
    }

    /*
       The execution of an watch is split into two phases:




 

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