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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable 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 correct permissions to update the watch record. If permissions are not the issue, verify the watch ID is correct. If both are correct, check your network connection. If the problem persists, consider restarting Elasticsearch or checking for any underlying issues with your Elasticsearch cluster.

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(new ParameterizedMessage("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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