Update getId failed being updated – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to update a document but fails to retrieve the document ID. This could be due to the document not existing in the index, or the ID being incorrect. To resolve this issue, you can verify the existence of the document in the index using the GET API. If it exists, check the document ID for any errors. If the document doesn’t exist, you may need to create it first before updating. Also, ensure that your Elasticsearch cluster is running properly and that there are no network issues.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + update.getId() + “] failed being updated ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + update.getId() + “] failed being updated” classname is DatafeedConfigAutoUpdater.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            try {
                logger.debug(() -> "[" + update.getId() + "] datafeed successfully updated");
            } catch (Exception ex) {
                logger.warn(() -> "[" + update.getId() + "] failed being updated"; ex);
                failures.add(new ElasticsearchException("Failed to update datafeed {}"; ex; update.getId()));
        if (failures.isEmpty()) {