Disable indexing in Confluence

We've replaced the built-in confluence search with a Google Search Appliance that we've customized to produce better (for us) search results and we've been using Confluence that way for a couple years now.

Since we're not using the built-in search to search for any type of content, would it make sense to completely disable the indexing tasks to save system resources? Or are there other features (such as macro autocomplete) that rely on the indexes to function properly?

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David Simpson Community Champion Jul 01, 2011

So many aspects of Confluence require content indexing with Lucene. e.g. link automcompletion in the rich text editor, the contentbylabel macro and more.

Unless you've also replaced this functionality, disable indexing and all this rich functionality is likely to stop working.

David Simpson Community Champion Jul 10, 2011

@Alex Holtz: Did this help? If so, please vote/mark as answered. Otherwise comment some more :)

Interesting... didn't get any email notification that this post had been updated, that is until your comment a few hours ago.

David Simpson Community Champion Jul 10, 2011

@Alex Holtz: It looks like there's a bug in email notifications - see ANSWERS-117.

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