JobStatus FAILED to INCOMPLETE is not allowed

  • Is this your first time deploying Airbyte?: No
  • OS Version / Instance: Ubuntu
  • Memory / Disk: 32 gb
  • Deployment: docker
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  • Source name/version: n/a
  • Destination name/version: n/a
  • Step: During a sync
  • Description:

Hi all. Have been trying to do a post-mortem on a recent airbyte outage within our org.

Something happened one evening - not clear what - and this exception happened over and over for several days:

Caused by: io.temporal.failure.ApplicationFailure: message='Transitioning Job 888 from JobStatus FAILED to INCOMPLETE is not allowed. The only valid statuses that an be transitioned to from FAILED are [FAILED]', type='java.lang.IllegalStateException', nonRetryable=false

This was logged at INFO level over 14 million times over about 2 days - it went undetected.

After 2 days of the above, airbyte/temporal:0.40.18 was logging ERROR “consistent query buffer is full, cannot accept new consistent queries”. At this point our airbyte service was unresponsive. We trigger syncs through the airbyte API and later noticed that requests were timing out. Restarting the service resolved the issue.

Does anyone have any advice or ideas here? Is anyone able to clarify how the first exception may have happened, and what is it that would cause the “consistent query buffer full” issue? Looking to monitor/prevent this from occurring again.

Please let me know if any other info would help.

Thanks inadvance

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Hello paul-georgian, it’s been a while without an update from us. Are you still having problems or did you find a solution?

Hi marcosmarxm!

Apologies - had some vacation time and stepped away from this.

The issue was resolved upon restart of the containers, but we are still looking to learn more about what happened if possible. I’ll review the suggestions you left above and see if I can provide any more info to make it easier for people to respond.


I am facing this too in my K8S deployment

Hey @ramitheeb, are you still facing this issue? Could you share any details?