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Have to re-index for content to appear

Hi all,

We run Confluence v5.9.1 and find that we have to regularly re-index for new content to appear.

If we do not do this, then it can be a while before we see the new content.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Apr 07, 2017

Hi Mike,

look at Administration -> Content Indexing -> Queue Contents 

Is the queue empty? When was indexing started the last time?

Indexing should be processed every minute.


Hi Thomas,

Thanks for your reply.

Queued For Next Processing Run
Number of items in queue: 167
Queue Contents (only first hundred shown)

Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Apr 07, 2017

Seems that the queue is not processing. Do you see errors in the logfile?

There's a troubleshooting page from Atlassian about rebuilding the index:

Thomas, do you know how long it will take for this work to be carried out?

We have just under 8500 items in our database.

I realise it may be a little ball park, it is just so that I have a rough estimate for downtime.


Hi Thomas,

I will check the log file.  I haven't worked with Confluence for long, it just falls under the remit of my new role at a new company.

Thanks for the link, I will check it out!

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