PersistentTask getParams getDatafeedId Failed to cancel persistent task that could – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to cancel a persistent task, possibly due to the task being non-existent, already completed, or due to insufficient permissions. To resolve this, you can check if the task exists and is running before attempting to cancel it. If it’s a permissions issue, ensure the user has the necessary rights to cancel tasks. Also, check for any network issues that might be preventing the cancellation command from reaching the Elasticsearch cluster.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + persistentTask.getParams().getDatafeedId() + “] Failed to cancel persistent task that could ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: task, plugin, persistent.

Log Context

Log “[” + persistentTask.getParams().getDatafeedId() + “] Failed to cancel persistent task that could ” classname is TransportStartDatafeedAction.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        listener.onFailure(exception);
                    }

                    @Override
                    public void onFailure(Exception e) {
                        logger.error("[" + persistentTask.getParams().getDatafeedId() + "] Failed to cancel persistent task that could " +
                                "not be assigned due to [" + exception.getMessage() + "]"; e);
                        listener.onFailure(exception);
                    }
                }
        );

 

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