We have the choise of running Background re-index or Lock JIRA and rebuild index. We have discovered that running Background re-index often causes trouble/problems for projects and they often stop working whilst the process is running.
What is Atlassian's advice for this? Is it better for us to perform Re-index project on the actual project that needs it after changes and can this action help us to avoid running a big indexing?
We now run an integrity check first followed by the Lock JIRA alternative to be sure that we do not cause problems for our projects. What is your recommendation?
Start with the question of why this causes you a problem. Re-indexing should be infrequent, and only really triggered when an admin is making field changes or has run into system problems.
A project re-index will do the basics if you're making field changes, assuming the field is limited by its context to that project.
Thanks for the answer.
We are making a lot of changes in the system and therefor needs to re-index periodically. We feel that the system slows down and even losese contact when we do the background index.
So if we stick to the fact that if we make a full indexing to the system (not in the background) and thereafter always run a project re-index when we make changes we should be fine? (And then not get the annoing message up to the right that suggest we perform indexing)
Yes, indexing is an intensive process that chews up a lot of resources while it runs.
The advantage to project re-indexing is that it only does a sub-set of issues, so the process thrashes your system for a shorter time. The background re-index can be thought of as "get list of projects, and click on re-index for each one, one at a time".
There's more than two ways of indexing. It's not quite this simple in reality, but unless you're coding, this is the easiest way to think of it:
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