JobId Failed to delete temporary files – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to delete temporary files created during a job execution, possibly due to insufficient permissions or a locked file. To resolve this, ensure that the Elasticsearch process has the necessary permissions to delete files in the directory. If the files are locked, identify the process locking the files and terminate it. Also, consider increasing the disk space if it’s running low, as this could prevent file deletion. Regularly cleaning up old or unnecessary files can also help prevent this issue.

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

Log Context

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

        // delete any tmp storage
        try {
        } catch (IOException e) {
            logger.error(() -> "[" + jobId + "] Failed to delete temporary files"; e);

     * Stop the running job and mark it as finished.  For consistency with the job task;


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