[Deploying Sakai] New Sakai node not pulling in the first search journal transaction

Matthew Buckett matthew.buckett at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 6 01:45:45 PDT 2012

On 5 July 2012 12:12, Seth Theriault <slt at columbia.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 5:52 AM, Matthew Buckett
> <matthew.buckett at oucs.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> We've got a new node that we are attempting to add to our Sakai
>> cluster (2.8.x) and when we bring it up most things are ok, but it
>> always seems to ignore the first entry in the search journal and only
>> merge the later ones into it's local index, as the journal has been
>> optimised this first transaction is huge (GBs) and so most of the
>> search index is missing from this node.
> I have seen this. To work around it, you could try the following:
> 1) Copy the local indexes from another nodes to the new one
> 2) Update a row in the SEARCH_NODE_STATUS (?) table for the new node
> to be identical to the one you copied the indexes from.

Thanks Seth, sadly before we did this search decided to do something
and filled up it's local 50GB partition and then started moaning.

Normally the local search indexes seem to be about 9GB so something
strange is going on.

  Matthew Buckett
  VLE Developer, LTG, Oxford University Computing Services

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