Error while updating state for transform – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.5-7.5

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to update the state for a data transform operation. This could be due to insufficient permissions, network issues, or a problem with the transform configuration. To resolve this, ensure the user has the correct permissions to perform the operation. Check the network connectivity between nodes if it’s a distributed environment. Lastly, verify the transform configuration for any inconsistencies or errors.

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

Log Context

Log “Error while updating state for transform [” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 exc -> {
 "Failed to persist to cluster state while marking task as started. Failure: " + exc.getMessage());
 logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed updating state to [{}]."; getTransformId(); state); exc);
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("Error while updating state for transform ["
 + transform.getId() + "] to [" + state.getIndexerState() + "]."; exc));


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