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

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

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.

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();