GetJobId failed to auto-close job – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to automatically close a job due to issues like insufficient permissions, network problems, or a non-existent job ID. To resolve this, you can manually close the job using the Close Job API. Ensure the job ID exists and is correct. Check the user permissions to ensure they have rights to close the job. Lastly, verify your network connectivity to ensure Elasticsearch cluster nodes are reachable.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + getJobId() + “] failed to auto-close job ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + getJobId() + “] failed to auto-close job” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                // quite likely that the auto-close here will get interrupted by a process kill request;
                                // and it's misleading/worrying to log an error in this case.
                                if (e instanceof ElasticsearchStatusException exception && exception.status() == RestStatus.CONFLICT) {
                                    logger.debug("[{}] {}"; getJobId(); e.getMessage());
                                } else {
                                    logger.error("[" + getJobId() + "] failed to auto-close job"; e);


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