Failed to update remote job update getJobId – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to update a remote job due to issues like network connectivity, incorrect job ID, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, ensure that the network connection between the nodes is stable. Check if the job ID is correct and the job exists. Also, verify that the user has the necessary permissions to update the job. If the issue persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to update remote job [” + update.getJobId() + “] ” 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 update remote job [” + update.getJobId() + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    logger.debug("Remote job [{}] not updated as it has been deleted"; update.getJobId());
                } else if (cause.getMessage().contains("because job [" + update.getJobId() + "] is not open")
                    && cause instanceof ElasticsearchStatusException) {
                        logger.debug("Remote job [{}] not updated as it is no longer open"; update.getJobId());
                    } else {
                        logger.error("Failed to update remote job [" + update.getJobId() + "]"; cause);


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