Job has running datafeed task reverting to current snapshot – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.11-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is trying to revert to a previous state due to a running datafeed task. This could be due to an unexpected interruption or failure in the datafeed task. To resolve this issue, you can try to stop the datafeed task manually, ensure that the cluster has enough resources to handle the task, or check for any network connectivity issues that might be causing the task to fail. Additionally, you could also try to restore the cluster from a more recent snapshot if available.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] job has running datafeed task; reverting to current snapshot ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, task, snapshot.

Log Context

Log “[{}] job has running datafeed task; reverting to current snapshot” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        ActionListener.wrap(response -> listener.onResponse(true); listener::onFailure)
                } else {
          "[{}] job has running datafeed task; reverting to current snapshot"; jobTask.getJobId());
                    RevertModelSnapshotAction.Request request = new RevertModelSnapshotAction.Request(
                        jobSnapshotId == null ? ModelSnapshot.EMPTY_SNAPSHOT_ID : jobSnapshotId


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