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

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to delete old data related to a specific job due to issues like insufficient permissions, network problems, or disk space issues. To resolve this, you can check and adjust the user permissions, ensure the network connectivity is stable, and verify there’s enough disk space. Also, check the job’s configuration and make sure it’s set to delete expired data correctly.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to remove expired results 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 results 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 results for job [" + job.getId() + "]"; e));
 }  private DeleteByQueryRequest createDBQRequest(Job job; float requestsPerSec; long cutoffEpochMs) {


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