How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Unable to execute scroll request

How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Unable to execute scroll request

Updated: Feb-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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

Log Context

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

                         logger.error("scroll request [{}] failed; scrolling document(s) is stopped"; e; scrollId);
                        finishHim(scrollId; hasTimedOut(); e);
            } catch (Throwable t) {
                logger.error("unable to execute scroll request [{}]"; t; scrollId);
                finishHim(scrollId; false; t);

        void deleteHits(String scrollId; SearchResponse scrollResponse) {

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 Github Issue Number 25820  

Github Issue Number 10417  

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