Failed to add documents to export bulk – 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 Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to add documents to export bulk ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: bulk and plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “failed to add documents to export bulk [{}]”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

logger.trace("local exporter [{}] - added index request [index={}; id={}; pipeline={}; monitoring data type={}]";
 name; request.index();; request.getPipeline(); doc.getType());
 } catch (Exception e) {
 if (exception == null) {
 exception = new ExportException("failed to add documents to export bulk [{}]"; name);
 exception.addExportException(new ExportException("failed to add document [{}]"; e; doc; name));


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