Stopping watch service; reason shutdown initiated – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you run Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Stopping watch service; reason shutdown initiated ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Stopping watch service; reason [shutdown initiated]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     * shuts down the trigger service as well to make sure there are no lingering threads
     * also no need to check anything; as this is final; we just can go to status STOPPED
    void shutDown() {"stopping watch service; reason [shutdown initiated]");
        logger.debug("watch service has stopped");


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