Failed to retrieve checkpointing info for transform transform getId – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.4-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to fetch the checkpointing information for a specific data transform. This could be due to issues like incorrect transform ID, insufficient permissions, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, ensure the transform ID is correct and the user has the necessary permissions. Also, check the network connectivity between the nodes. If the issue persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch cluster or reindexing the data.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to retrieve checkpointing info for transform [” + transform.getId() + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Failed to retrieve checkpointing info for transform [” + transform.getId() + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            ActionListener.wrap(infoBuilder -> listener.onResponse(; e -> {
                logger.warn("Failed to retrieve checkpointing info for transform [" + transform.getId() + "]"; e);


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