Job for rebuilding search indexes is not working properly

Hi all,

In Confluence the search index can be rebuilded manually with Confluence Admin -> Administration -> Content Indexing -> Rebuild.

Am i right that the scheduled job "Flush Index Queue" does the same thing?

The Problem is that if we delete a page it can still be found in the search. The result is the user gets a message "Page Deleted -A page with this title has been deleted. Contact your space administrator if you would like it restored."

If i rebuild the content index manually the search result for the deleted page vanished.

Is the scheduled job "flush index queue" not working properly or what is the problem there?

I need a scheduled job because i do not want to rebuild the content index manually all the time.

Confluence Version: 5.4.1



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Hello Kevin,

Your approach on reindexing manually is absloutly correct.

The search index is maintained automatically except for some circumstance that explained in documentation.

Anyway I understand your Confluence fails to process index queue automatically. If I've misunderstood what you're looking to achive, please let me know.

I would recommend you to take a look at this KB. If it is your problem I would also recommend you to backup from your database and product instance before following the workaround.



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