Failed to remove expired annotations for job job getId – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.15-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to delete expired annotations for a specific job due to issues like insufficient permissions, network problems, or a malfunctioning job. To resolve this, you can check the user permissions to ensure they have the right to delete annotations. Also, verify the network connectivity between Elasticsearch nodes. If the job is malfunctioning, try restarting it or check its configuration for any errors.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to remove expired annotations for job [” + job.getId() + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Failed to remove expired annotations for job [” + job.getId() + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  @Override
 public void onFailure(Exception e) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("Failed to remove expired annotations for job [" + job.getId() + "]"; e));
 }  private static DeleteByQueryRequest createDBQRequest(Job job; float requestsPerSec; long cutoffEpochMs) {


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