Opening job – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.1

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to open a job that is already open. This could be due to a programming error or a misconfiguration. To resolve this issue, you can check the job status before trying to open it. If it’s already open, you can skip the opening operation. Alternatively, you can close the job first before opening it again. Also, ensure that your application is not trying to open the same job concurrently from different threads or processes.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Opening job [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Opening job [” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  @Override
 public void onTimeout(TimeValue timeout) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("Opening job ["
 + jobParams.getJobId() + "] timed out after [" + timeout + "]"));


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