JobTask getJobId failed to open job – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to open a specific job due to issues like incorrect job ID, insufficient permissions, or system resource limitations. To resolve this, ensure the job ID is correct and the user has the necessary permissions to access the job. If the issue persists, check if there are enough system resources (CPU, memory, disk space) available for Elasticsearch to perform the operation. If not, consider scaling up your resources or optimizing your Elasticsearch configuration to use resources more efficiently.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + jobTask.getJobId() + “] failed to open 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 “[” + jobTask.getJobId() + “] failed to open job” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                } else {
            } else if (autodetectProcessManager.isNodeDying() == false) {
                logger.error(() -> "[" + jobTask.getJobId() + "] failed to open job"; e2);
                failTask(jobTask; "failed to open job: " + e2.getMessage());


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