Illegal exporter resource status state – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.11-7.17

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an unexpected state in the exporter resource status. This could be due to a bug, a corrupted state, or an unsupported operation. To resolve this issue, you can try restarting the Elasticsearch service to reset its internal state. If the problem persists, consider upgrading Elasticsearch to the latest version to benefit from bug fixes. Lastly, check your operations to ensure they are supported and correctly implemented.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Illegal exporter resource status state [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Illegal exporter resource status state [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 case DIRTY:
 // CHECKING should be unlikely; but in case of that; we mark it as not ready
 status = ExporterResourceStatus.notReady(name(); TYPE; result.getReason());
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Illegal exporter resource status state [{}]"; result.getResourceState());
 }; (exception) -> listener.accept(ExporterResourceStatus.notReady(name(); TYPE; exception))));


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