Bulk reports failures when exporting documents – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” bulk reports failures when exporting documents ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: bulk and plugin.

Log Context

Log “bulk [{}] reports failures when exporting documents”classname  is LocalBulk.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 void throwExportException(BulkItemResponse[] bulkItemResponses; ActionListener listener) {
 ExportException exception = new ExportException("bulk [{}] reports failures when exporting documents"; name); 
 .map(item -> new ExportException(item.getFailure().getCause()))


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