JobId Failed to clear finished time source source – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to clear the finished time source from a specific job ID. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient permissions, a bug in the software, or a network issue. To resolve this issue, you could try restarting the Elasticsearch service, checking the job ID’s permissions, or updating Elasticsearch to the latest version. If the problem persists, consider checking the network connectivity or looking into the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + jobId + “] Failed to clear finished_time; source [” + source + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: source, plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + jobId + “] Failed to clear finished_time; source [” + source + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                public void onFailure(String source; Exception e) {
                    logger.error("[" + jobId + "] Failed to clear finished_time; source [" + source + "]"; e);
                    listener.onResponse(new AcknowledgedResponse(true));

                public void clusterStateProcessed(String source; ClusterState oldState; ClusterState newState) {


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