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Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by SForsgren » Sun May 19, 2013 7:44 pm

I have a very small site that I first built on a staging server. The Indexer ran very fast and I saw no problems. I migrated it to a new server and when I run the indexer now, the dialog box below stays up for hours:

Indexer Running
Your content is being indexed. Do not close this window.

I have access to write to /log and /tmp.

Any other ways to determine why the index is not building?

Thanks,
Scott

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Re: Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by SForsgren » Mon May 20, 2013 3:26 am

Wanted to add that I am on Joomla 3.0.4. Tried on Chrome and Firefox with same result. Thanks for any thoughts.

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Re: Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by SForsgren » Thu May 23, 2013 11:30 pm

Has anyone else had problems with the indexer not completing and the modal window staying open on 3.0.4? Thanks very much!

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Re: Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by thune » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:42 pm

I have the same problem with Joomla 3.1.5, PHP 5.3.27 and Mysql 5.5. Don't know how to solve it.

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Re: Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by SForsgren » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:34 pm

Still no luck. Would appreciate any insights. Thanks! Scott

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Re: Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by Brujo64 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:36 pm

same for me since I am on 3.2.1, I enabled logging but it shows only:

2013-12-26T15:31:44+00:00 INFO - Starting the indexer
2013-12-26T15:31:44+00:00 INFO - Starting the indexer batch process

thats all!!

the only way I can index is via cli

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Re: Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by SForsgren » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:44 am

How are you doing it with cli? With the finder_indexer.php? I don't have shell access unfortunately, but if that wil work, I could try that. Is that how you did it? Thanks much!

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Re: Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by Brujo64 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:54 pm

SForsgren wrote:How are you doing it with cli? With the finder_indexer.php? I don't have shell access unfortunately, but if that wil work, I could try that. Is that how you did it? Thanks much!
Yes thats how it works for me, well I have shell access and I can also set up cron jobs - therefore I have set up an cronjob to run the indexer periodicaly. See also: http://docs.joomla.org/Setting_up_autom ... h_indexing

another Tip - have you tryed to lower the Indexer Batch Size under the Options on the Backend, sometimes it works when you lower this - but then it needs more time.

Brujo

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Re: Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by SForsgren » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:30 pm

Thanks very much. My indexer batch size is set to 5. When I try to run the finder_indexer.php in jailshell (which I just got yesterday), it fails with application instantiation error which I believe is related to not having the joomla environment variables setup properly. Do I need to do something prior to running finder_indexer.php to get it to run without error?

Error: Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error

Thanks,
Scott
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Re: Smart Search Indexer Hangs

Post by Brujo64 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:56 pm

I do as it is described in the docs, enter the shell > cd into the cli folder and run the indexer on the comandline like:

php finder_indexer.php

thats all...

Brujo


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