Watch with id does not exist – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Watch with id does not exist – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Watch with id does not exist ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”Watch with id [{}] does not exist”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

Watch watch = parser.parseWithSecrets(request.getWatchId(); true; getResponse.getSourceAsBytesRef(); now;
  XContentType.JSON; getResponse.getSeqNo(); getResponse.getPrimaryTerm());
  listener.onResponse(new ActivateWatchResponse(watch.status()));
  } else {
  listener.onFailure(new ResourceNotFoundException("Watch with id [{}] does not exist";
  }; listener::onFailure); client::get);
  }; listener::onFailure); client::update);
  } catch (IOException e) {


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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