Reindexing - what actually occurs

JIRA,

 

Our JiRA environment will be using SQL Server.

 

so, when JIRA does a reindex, or you manully or automaically force a reindex for certain things, is JIRA doing reindexing internally just to JIRA or is it reindexing the "DATABASE"?

 

 

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Prior to version 6.3.5, without an additional plugin such as Jamie Echlin's Script Runner, reindex was a reindex of all issues. In 6.3.5, Atlassian added the option to reindex the issues in a single project.

Jira uses the Lucene text search engine and the Lucene index is stored in the file system.

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Mark,

Please find out below our documentation regarding the Search Indexing process, hope it helps to clarify this matter.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Search+Indexing

The indexes are stored on <jira-home>/caches/indexes directory.

Cheers

L.F

It is reindexing JIRA internally and NOT your database.

Udo, Thanks.

So is it reindexing the project or the entire JIRA instance?

 

The entire instance.

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