GetJobId failed to create checkpoint – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to create a checkpoint for a specific job ID. This could be due to insufficient permissions, lack of disk space, or a network connectivity issue. To resolve this, you can check and adjust the user permissions, ensure there’s enough disk space, and verify the network connection. Additionally, check the job ID for any inconsistencies or errors. If the problem persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch service.

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

                checkpoint -> transformsConfigManager.putTransformCheckpoint(
                    ActionListener.wrap(putCheckPointResponse -> listener.onResponse(checkpoint); createCheckpointException -> {
                        logger.warn(() -> "[" + getJobId() + "] failed to create checkpoint."; createCheckpointException);
                            new RuntimeException(
                                "Failed to create checkpoint due to: " + createCheckpointException.getMessage();


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