JobId failed to remove task to stop relocated job – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.15-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to stop a job that has been relocated but fails to remove the task associated with it. This could be due to a network issue, a node failure, or a problem with the cluster state. To resolve this issue, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch node, checking the network connections, or verifying the health of your cluster. If the problem persists, you may need to manually remove the task from the cluster state.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + jobId + “] failed to remove task to stop relocated job ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, task.

Log Context

Log “[” + jobId + “] failed to remove task to stop relocated job” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    ActionListener.wrap(r -> logger.trace("[{}] removed persistent task for relocated job"; jobId); e -> {
                        if (ExceptionsHelper.unwrapCause(e) instanceof ResourceNotFoundException) {
                            logger.debug("[{}] relocated job task already removed"; jobId);
                        } else {
                            logger.error("[" + jobId + "] failed to remove task to stop relocated job"; e);


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