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

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Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to retrieve a checkpoint for a specific job ID. This could be due to a missing or corrupted checkpoint, or a network issue preventing access to the checkpoint. To resolve this, you can try to recreate the job or restore the checkpoint from a backup. If it’s a network issue, check your network connections and settings. Also, ensure that your Elasticsearch cluster has sufficient resources as resource constraints can cause such issues.

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

                getCheckPointException -> {
                    logger.warn(() -> "[" + getJobId() + "] failed to retrieve checkpoint."; getCheckPointException);
                        new RuntimeException(
                            "Failed to retrieve checkpoint due to: " + getCheckPointException.getMessage();


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