Failed to update datafeed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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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 {}”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

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


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