Experienced failure that cannot be automatically retried – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.7-7.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters a failure that it cannot automatically retry. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as network issues, insufficient resources, or a problem with the data itself. To resolve this issue, you could try manually retrying the operation, checking the server’s resources, or examining the data for potential issues. If the problem persists, you may need to check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” {} experienced failure that cannot be automatically retried ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “{} experienced failure that cannot be automatically retried” class name is ResultsPersisterService.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } catch (ElasticsearchException e) {
 LOGGER.warn("[" + jobId + "] Exception while executing search action"; e);
 failureMessage = e.getDetailedMessage();
 if (isIrrecoverable(e)) {
 LOGGER.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] experienced failure that cannot be automatically retried"; jobId); e);
 throw new ElasticsearchException("{} experienced failure that cannot be automatically retried"; e; jobId);
 }  retryContext.nextIteration("search"; failureMessage);


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