Timeout waiting for task task getTransformId to be marked as failed in cluster state – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.2-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to mark a task as failed within the expected time frame. This could be due to high load, slow network, or a large cluster state. To resolve this issue, you can try increasing the timeout settings, optimizing your cluster for better performance, or reducing the size of your cluster state by deleting unnecessary indices or reducing the number of shards.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Timeout waiting for task [” + task.getTransformId() + “] to be marked as failed in cluster state ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, task.

Log Context

Log “Timeout waiting for task [” + task.getTransformId() + “] to be marked as failed in cluster state” classname is TransformPersistentTasksExecutor.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            )
        );
        try {
            latch.await(MARK_AS_FAILED_TIMEOUT_SEC; TimeUnit.SECONDS);
        } catch (InterruptedException e) {
            logger.error("Timeout waiting for task [" + task.getTransformId() + "] to be marked as failed in cluster state"; e);
        }
    }

    private void startTask(
        TransformTask buildTask;

 

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