This article provides some standard questions and answers concerning re-indexing documents in Vault.
- What is the approximate time required to perform a full re-index of all documents in Vault?
A full reindex in Vault should take approximately 90 minutes. This can vary quite a bit based on how busy the POD is, but 90 minutes is a good estimate. It may take less time than that. We recommend reindexing at the end of the day when there are fewer people logged into Vault so it proceeds faster.
- Will performing a full re-index on documents have any other potential impact, e.g. impact on reports, interfaces?
A full reindex corrects any data in the index that is out of sync with the database. So, it is possible that the output of a report is slightly different or that search results may change. Those corrections in the index can result in a document matching the criteria of a report that did not match before.
- Will re-indexing the affected documents do the following:
a. Change the last modified date on any documents?
Reindexing does not change any of the data including the last modified date. This index is a searchable copy of the database and the database is the source of truth. In this case, some updates are not properly copied to the index. This happens every once in a while when the search engine has an error.
b. Change anything about the viewable renditions on any documents?
There is no impact to the viewable renditions. Indexing is a searchable version of the text data and is a separate system from the viewable renditions.
Vault Search Documentation: About Reindexing
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