Opening job – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to open a job due to issues like insufficient memory, incorrect job configuration, or unavailability of the required indices. To resolve this, you can increase the memory allocation for Elasticsearch, check and correct the job configuration, or ensure that the required indices are available and accessible. Also, check for any underlying system issues that might be causing this error.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Opening job [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Opening job [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        if (jobTask.isClosing()) {
  "Aborting opening of job [{}] as it is being closed"; jobId);
        }"Opening job [{}]"; jobId);

        // Start the process
        ActionListener stateAliasHandler = ActionListener.wrap(
            r -> jobManager.getJob(


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