Log Unable to clear scroll id : – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Unable to clear scroll id : – How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: Feb-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Unable to clear scroll id :” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts delete, delete-by-query, deletebyquery, plugins, scroll. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”unable to clear scroll id [{}]: {}” classname is TransportDeleteByQueryAction.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                             logger.trace("scroll id [{}] cleared"; scrollId);

                        public void onFailure(Throwable e) {
                            logger.warn("unable to clear scroll id [{}]: {}"; scrollId; e.getMessage());

                if (failure != null) {

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Why does this ElasticSearch scan and scroll keep returning the same scroll id?

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Clearing A Scroll During Scan And S  


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