Cannot delete data frame analytics while its status is – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Cannot delete data frame analytics while its status is ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: delete, plugin.

Log Context

Log “Cannot delete data frame analytics [{}] while its status is [{}]”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

String id = request.getId();
 PersistentTasksCustomMetadata tasks = state.getMetadata().custom(PersistentTasksCustomMetadata.TYPE);
 DataFrameAnalyticsState taskState = MlTasks.getDataFrameAnalyticsState(id; tasks);
 if (taskState != DataFrameAnalyticsState.STOPPED) {
 ExceptionsHelper.conflictStatusException("Cannot delete data frame analytics [{}] while its status is [{}]"; id; taskState)
 // We clean up the memory tracker on delete because there is no stop; the task stops by itself


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