[opencms-dev] RES: Search index locked (maybe)

Jeniffer Bastos de Souza jeniffer.souza at itlab.com.br
Wed May 18 19:49:09 CEST 2011

I don't.

Only index:

But I'm glad that in the 8.0.1 it will be possible runs without any problem.

Thanks for reply.

De: opencms-dev-bounces at opencms.org [mailto:opencms-dev-bounces at opencms.org] Em nome de Alexander Kandzior
Enviada em: quarta-feira, 18 de maio de 2011 13:06
Para: 'The OpenCms mailing list'
Assunto: Re: [opencms-dev] Search index locked (maybe)

Do you index PowerPoint documents for the index?

If so, disable PowerPoint indexing in opencms-search.xml by removing the document type from your index configuration.

PowerPoint indexing in v7.x does not really work well, it is buggy and causes memory leaks and these can bring the server down after some time. Word, PDF etc. all seem to work well but not PPT. There is no quick solution available to fix this for OpenCms 7.x.

The good news is that I have been able to fix this for the upcoming 8.0.1 release.

Kind Regards,

Alexander Kandzior

Alkacon Software GmbH  - The OpenCms Experts
http://www.alkacon.com - http://www.opencms.org

From: opencms-dev-bounces at opencms.org [mailto:opencms-dev-bounces at opencms.org] On Behalf Of Jeniffer Bastos de Souza
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:12 PM
To: opencms-dev at opencms.org
Subject: [opencms-dev] Search index locked (maybe)

Hi everyone.

I hope you guys can help me.

I have a main search in my site where the visitant can search anything that he want.
All my documents, files and other things in VFS are indexed in a index called buscaPrincipalOnLineIndex and buscaPrincipalOffLineIndex.


When any user tried to publish any document that uses the main index I received this message:
Updating search index "buscaPrincipalOffLineIndex"
( 1 ) Indexing file /sites/default/turismo/multimidia/radio_turismo/20110510.html ...
failedTimeout while indexing file /sites/default/turismo/multimidia/radio_turismo/20110510.html, abandoning thread
... finished updating search index "buscaPrincipalOffLineIndex"

It happened with online and offline index. This log is just an example.

Sometimes I just selected both indexes and rebuild them. Everything go back to normal. But the problem got bigger and besides not updating the index, Tomcat was not responding any request related with the main search. And this search is very demanded. After a small period of time Tomcat gets overloaded and crashes.

What could it be? My client request to remove the main search from the site, so I don't get any log to show. (The problem disappears)

I remember that the logs pointed to an error when executing a select statement.

I attached a print screen, maybe it can help.

Would the database or one of it's tables/registers corrupted?
Windows could lock the index files?

I can't restart Windows or repair the tables because the environment where OpenMCS runs is on my client and I don't have full access and all permissions to do that.

My site runs on:
Windows Server 2008;
Java 6;
Tomcat 6.0.20;
OpenCMS 7.5.2;
Postgres 8.4.5;

Thanks in advance.

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