Failed to shutdown process – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.11-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters issues while trying to shut down a process. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient system resources, a hanging process, or a bug in the software. To resolve this issue, you can try to manually kill the process using system commands. If the problem persists, consider checking for any updates or patches for Elasticsearch that might fix the issue. Additionally, ensure that your system has sufficient resources to run Elasticsearch smoothly.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] [{}] failed to shutdown process ” 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 shutdown process” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                } catch (IOException | TimeoutException exc) {
                    logger.warn(() -> new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] [{}] failed to shutdown process"; jobId; snapshotId); exc);
                } finally {
                logger.debug("[{}] [{}] connection for upgrade has been closed; process is shutdown"; jobId; snapshotId);


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