JobId Failed to update mapping not clearing finished time – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to update the mapping of an index, specifically the “finished time” field. This could be due to a mismatch in the data type of the field or a conflict in the mapping. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the mapping of the index and ensure the data type of the “finished time” field is correct. 2) If there’s a conflict, you may need to reindex your data with the correct mapping. 3) Ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster has sufficient resources to perform the mapping update.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + jobId + “] Failed to update mapping; not clearing finished_time ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + jobId + “] Failed to update mapping; not clearing finished_time” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        ActionListener mappingsUpdatedListener = ActionListener.wrap(
            mappingUpdateResponse -> jobConfigProvider.updateJob(jobId; update; null; clearedTimeListener);
            e -> {
                logger.error(() -> "[" + jobId + "] Failed to update mapping; not clearing finished_time"; e);
                // Not a critical error so continue without attempting to clear finish time