GetJobId transform encountered an unexpected internal exception – 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 encounters an unexpected issue while trying to retrieve a job ID for a data transformation task. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as incorrect configuration, insufficient resources, or a bug in the software. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check and correct the configuration settings related to the transform job. 2) Ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster has sufficient resources to perform the task. 3) Update Elasticsearch to the latest version to fix any potential bugs.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + getJobId() + “] transform encountered an unexpected internal exception: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + getJobId() + “] transform encountered an unexpected internal exception: ” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        // the failure handler must not throw an exception due to internal problems
        try {
            failureHandler.handleIndexerFailure(exc; getConfig().getSettings());
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.error(() -> "[" + getJobId() + "] transform encountered an unexpected internal exception: "; e);

    protected void onStop() {


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