Failed to update watch record ctx id – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to update a watch record due to issues like insufficient permissions, incorrect watch ID, or a network problem. To resolve this, you can check if the user has the necessary permissions to update the watch record. If permissions are not the issue, verify the watch ID is correct. If both are fine, check your network connectivity. Also, ensure that your Elasticsearch cluster is running properly and is not overloaded.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to update watch record [” + + “] ” 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 watch record [” + + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        } else {
                    } catch (Exception e) {
                        logger.error(() -> "failed to update watch record [" + + "]"; e);
                        // TODO log watch record in logger; when saving in history store failed; otherwise the info is gone!



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