Failed to set task task getTransformId to failed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.2-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update the status of a specific task to “failed”. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient permissions, network issues, or a problem with the task management system. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check and adjust the user permissions if necessary, 2) Verify the network connectivity and stability, 3) Investigate the task management system for any anomalies, and 4) If the problem persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch cluster.

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

Log Context

Log “Failed to set task [” + task.getTransformId() + “] to failed” classname is TransformPersistentTasksExecutor.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        task.fail(
            reason;
            new LatchedActionListener(
                ActionListener.wrap(
                    nil -> {};
                    failure -> logger.error("Failed to set task [" + task.getTransformId() + "] to failed"; failure)
                );
                latch
            )
        );
        try {

 

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