Export service is not started – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Export service is not started – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Export service is not started” 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 discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”Export service is not started”classname  is Exporters.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  * Exports a collection of monitoring documents using the configured exporters
  public void export(final Collection docs; final ActionListener listener) throws ExportException {
  if (this.lifecycleState() != Lifecycle.State.STARTED) {
  listener.onFailure(new ExportException("Export service is not started"));
  } else if (docs != null && docs.size() > 0) {
  wrapExportBulk(ActionListener.wrap(bulk -> {
  if (bulk != null) {
  doExport(bulk; docs; listener);
  } else {

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