Failed to update remote job – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

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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