Log Unable to process bulk response – How To Solve Related Issues

Log Unable to process bulk response – How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up  which can resolve issues causing many log errors (free and no installation required)


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Unable to process bulk response” 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: bulk, delete, delete-by-query, deletebyquery, plugins, response.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations. 

Log Context

Log”unable to process bulk response” classname is TransportDeleteByQueryAction.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                logger.trace("scrolling next batch of document(s) with scroll id [{}]"; scrollId);
            } catch (Throwable t) {
                logger.error("unable to process bulk response"; t);
                finishHim(scrollId; false; t);

        void onBulkFailure(String scrollId; SearchHit[] docs; Throwable failure) {


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 Bulk Indexing With Java High Level  

Get The Only Failed Document Respon  


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