Log Stopping watch service; reason – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Stopping watch service; reason – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Jan-20, Version: 1.7-8.0


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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Stopping watch service; reason” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

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Log Context

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

     * Stops the watcher service and marks its services as paused
    public void stop(String reason) {
        logger.info("stopping watch service; reason [{}]"; reason);


Related issues to this log

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