How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Scroll request failed; scrolling document(s) is stopped

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Troubleshooting background

To troubleshoot Elasticsearch log “Scroll request failed; scrolling document(s) is stopped” it’s important to know common problems related to Elasticsearch concepts: delete, delete-by-query, deletebyquery, plugins, request, scroll. See below-detailed explanations complete with common problems, examples and useful tips.

DELETE Elasticsearch API

What is it

DELETE  is an Elasticsearch API which removes a document from a specific index. This API requires an index name and _id document to delete the document. 

Delete a document

DELETE /my_index/_doc/1
Notes
  • A delete request throws 404 error code if the document does not already exist in the index.
  • If you want to delete a set of documents that  matches a query, you need to use delete by query API.


To help troubleshoot related issues we have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github , please review the following for further information :

1. Elasticsearch Scroll – Stats : ♥ 15.12 K  Ι √ 8

2. how to correctly check for scroll end? – Stats : ♥ 2.74 K  Ι √    7


Log Context

Log ”Scroll request failed; scrolling document(s) is stopped” classname is TransportDeleteByQueryAction.java
We have extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code to get an in-depth context :

                         deleteHits(scrollId; scrollResponse);
                    }

                    
Override
                    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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