Scroll request failed scrolling document s is stopped – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 2.3-2.3

Briefly, this error occurs when a scroll request in Elasticsearch is interrupted or stopped. This could be due to a timeout, server overload, or an issue with the scroll ID. To resolve this, you can increase the scroll timeout value, ensure the server has enough resources, or check the scroll ID for any inconsistencies. Additionally, make sure that the scroll request is not being closed prematurely.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” scroll request [{}] failed; scrolling document(s) is stopped ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: delete, delete-by-query, deletebyquery, plugins and request.

Log Context

Log “scroll request [{}] failed; scrolling document(s) is stopped” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                         deleteHits(scrollId; scrollResponse);

                    public void onFailure(Throwable e) {
                        logger.error("scroll request [{}] failed; scrolling document(s) is stopped"; e; scrollId);
                        finishHim(scrollId; hasTimedOut(); e);
            } catch (Throwable t) {
                logger.error("unable to execute scroll request [{}]"; t; scrollId);


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