Updating state for transform to . – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Updating state for transform to . ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin and task.

Log Context

Log “[{}] updating state for transform to [{}].” classname is TransformTask.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        logger.info("[{}] updating state for transform to [{}]."; transform.getId(); state.toString());
        // Even though the indexer information is persisted to an index; we still need TransformTaskState in the clusterstate
        // This keeps track of STARTED; FAILED; STOPPED
        // This is because a FAILED state can occur because we cannot read the config from the internal index; which would imply that
        // we could not read the previous state information from said index.
        persistStateToClusterState(state; ActionListener.wrap(task -> {


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