24.4 Rebuilding the Lucene Index

The Lucene index provides access to all data in your Novell Vibe site. If it becomes damaged or out-of-date for some reason, you can rebuild it. Users might first notice a problem with the Lucene index if they cannot find information that they know should be available on the Vibe site. If you are running multiple Lucene Index Servers, follow the instructions in Section 24.5, Performing Maintenance on a High Availability Lucene Index.

  1. Log in to the Vibe site as the Vibe administrator.

  2. Click the Administration icon Manage the Search Index page in the upper right corner of the page.

  3. Under Management, click Search Index.

    Manage the Search Index page
  4. To reindex the entire Vibe site, select Re-Index Everything.

    Depending on the size of your Vibe site, this can be a very time-consuming process.


    Select one or more parts of your Vibe site to reindex.

  5. (Conditional) If you have multiple Lucene indexes, select the indexes that you want to re-index.

  6. Click OK to start the indexing.

    Users can still access the Vibe site during the indexing process, but search results might not be accurate until the index has been completely rebuilt.

    A message notifies you when indexing is complete.