I have this too, but I don't see anything useful in the job inspector and when I click the link to open
search.log nothing happens. I can't even find
search.log on my servers.
I just got the same error. did you ever find out what happen to it? do you have a fix for it?
This has happened less frequently since we upgraded to 6.5.2, but it still happens once in a while.
I had the same issues, and I edited $SPLUNK\etc\apps\metadata\local.meta.
I changed from users ownership to admin
restarted splunk, and it works.
I just discovered the same problem and it is related to knowledge bundles no replicating from the search head to the indexers correctly.
A short term fix is to apply this to the etc/system/local/distsearch.conf
[replicationSettings] sendRcvTimeout = 300 allowDeltaUpload = false
Then restart the search head.
My issue occurred due to the delta's of the bundles not replicating so only part of the knowledge bundle made it up to the indexers.
You should look into the reasons why the knowledge bundles were not replicating correctly due to networking problems or an overly large lookup causing the bundle replication to timeout.
Once everything is back to normal you should change back allowDeltaUpload to the default of true.
[replicationSettings] sendRcvTimeout = 300 allowDeltaUpload = true
Which should only upload changes to bundles.