Transform received abort request Stopping indexer – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.5-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when an Elasticsearch transform job receives an abort request, causing the indexer to stop. This could be due to a manual stop request, a system shutdown, or an internal error. To resolve this, you can restart the transform job if it was stopped manually or due to a system shutdown. If it’s an internal error, check the Elasticsearch logs for more details about the error, fix the underlying issue, and then restart the transform job. Also, ensure that your system has sufficient resources to run the transform job.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] transform received abort request. Stopping indexer. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, request.

Log Context

Log “[{}] transform received abort request. Stopping indexer.” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


    protected void onAbort() {; "Received abort request; stopping transform.");"[{}] transform received abort request. Stopping indexer."; transformConfig.getId());

    protected void doSaveState(IndexerState indexerState; TransformIndexerPosition position; Runnable next) {


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