Failed to connect to backoff, data path already locked by another beat

Elasticsearch and filebeats, auditbeats, packetbeats, metricbeats and Logstash are running on the following:

Ubuntu 18.04
2 core , 64 bit, 4GB RAM

All the aformentioned beats and Logstash have been systemctl stopped

(A) Then executing packetbeats -e produces this error

[publisher_pipeline_outline] pipeline/output.go:155 Failed to connect to backoff(elasticsearch(http://XX.X.X.XX:5044)): Get http://XX.X.X.XX:5044: dial tcp XX.X.X.XX connect: connection refused

(B) systemctl restarting packetbeat and executing the command packetbeat -e produces the following error:

INFO instance/beat.go: 404 packetbeat stopped.
ERROR instance/beat.go:958 Exiting: data path already locked by another beat. Please make sure that multiple beats are not sharing the same data path (

Why is elasticsearch not being connected to and when only packetbeat is running the error is the data path is locked by another beat.

Thanks in advance!

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