RecordsManagement.Preservation.PreservationJobDefinition threw an exception

While crawling in SharePoint 2013, I got an error below:

“The Execute method of job definition Microsoft.Office.RecordsManagement.Preservation.PreservationJobDefinition threw an exception. More information is included below.

The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.”

To resolve above issue, please follow steps below:

  • Navigate to SharePoint 2013 Central Administration >> Monitoring >> Review Job Definition
  • Select All from drop down
  • Find eDiscovery In-Place Hold Processing timer job. Click on it.
  • Click on Disable

hope it helps!

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