Cannot create job – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Cannot create job – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-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 that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Cannot create job ” 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: plugin.

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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”Cannot create job [“classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

persistentTasksService.sendStartRequest(job.getConfig().getId(); RollupField.TASK_NAME; job;
  rollupConfigPersistentTask -> waitForRollupStarted(job; listener; persistentTasksService);
  e -> {
  if (e instanceof ResourceAlreadyExistsException) {
  e = new ElasticsearchStatusException("Cannot create job [" + job.getConfig().getId() +
  "] because it has already been created (task exists)"; RestStatus.CONFLICT; e);


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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