Failed to update the original token document after all retries the update result was – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.2-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update a token document after several attempts. This could be due to a network issue, high cluster load, or a problem with the document itself. To resolve this, you can try increasing the number of retries, improving network stability, reducing cluster load, or checking the document for errors. Additionally, ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster has sufficient resources and is properly configured.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to update the original token document [{}] after all retries; the update result was [{}]. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, document.

Log Context

Log “failed to update the original token document [{}] after all retries; the update result was [{}]. ” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                  "failed to update the original token document [{}]; the update result was [{}]. Retrying";
                                    tokenDocId; updateResponse.getResult());
                            client.threadPool().schedule(() -> innerRefresh(refreshToken; tokenDocId; source; seqNo; primaryTerm;
                                clientAuth; backoff; refreshRequested; listener);; GENERIC);
                        } else {
                  "failed to update the original token document [{}] after all retries; the update result was [{}]. ";
                                    tokenDocId; updateResponse.getResult());
                            listener.onFailure(invalidGrantException("could not refresh the requested token"));
                    }; e -> {
                        Throwable cause = ExceptionsHelper.unwrapCause(e);


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