Failed to update datafeed – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to update a datafeed due to issues like incorrect datafeed ID, insufficient permissions, or network connectivity problems. To resolve this, ensure the datafeed ID is correct and the user has the necessary permissions. Also, check the network connection between the Elasticsearch cluster and the data source. If the problem persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to update datafeed {} ” 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 update datafeed {}” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 try {
 logger.debug(() -> "[" + update.getId() + "] datafeed successfully updated");
 } catch (Exception ex) {
 logger.warn(() -> "[" + update.getId() + "] failed being updated"; ex);
 failures.add(new ElasticsearchException("Failed to update datafeed {}"; ex; update.getId()));
 if (failures.isEmpty()) {
 () -> format("%s datafeeds are finished being updated";


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