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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update a remote job due to network issues, incorrect job configurations, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, you can check the network connectivity between the nodes, verify the job configurations for any errors, and ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to update the job. Additionally, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error messages that can help pinpoint the exact issue.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to update remote job [ ” 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 [” 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 (e.getMessage().contains("because job [" + update.getJobId() + "] is not open")
                                && e 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() + "]"; e);


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