Stored task status for didn’t contain any source! – 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 ” Stored task status for didn’t contain any source! ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: cluster, admin, node, task.

Log Context

Log “Stored task status for [{}] didn’t contain any source!”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (false == response.isExists()) {
 listener.onFailure(new ResourceNotFoundException("task [{}] isn't running and hasn't stored its results"; response.getId()));
 if (response.isSourceEmpty()) {
 listener.onFailure(new ElasticsearchException("Stored task status for [{}] didn't contain any source!"; response.getId()));
 try (
 XContentParser parser = XContentHelper.createParser(


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