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When initiating an indexer cluster, why is the restart of indexers so slow?

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Hi,

I have two indexers linked to a master node. Since I have linked both indexers to the master node, it takes forever to restart both of them. Does anyone know what is slowing the restart down down so much for my indexers and what can I do to fix it?

Thanks in advance,

Alex

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Re: When initiating an indexer cluster, why is the restart of indexers so slow?

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Because every Indexer has to make copies of large portions of ALL EXISTING DATA and send copies to other indexers. This means each indexer is busy both sending and receiving a huge number of buckets.

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Re: When initiating an indexer cluster, why is the restart of indexers so slow?

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Okay I see. Is there any way to select the data every indexer send to the the others ?
For example, to tell the indexer to just make copies of data from the last month and send it to the other indexer.
I have data from a year ago in both of my indexers and I don't need them to copy so much of it.

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Re: When initiating an indexer cluster, why is the restart of indexers so slow?

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I am not aware are any way to "selectively/partially" cluster index data. But you can set smaller retention periods on your index so that it gets deleted sooner. This way there is less to copy. Also, this problem will only really be a problem the first time that you start an indexer after bringing it into the cluster. Once the initial copies are done, later restarts should be much quicker.

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Re: When initiating an indexer cluster, why is the restart of indexers so slow?

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Alex, you can track the progress via the Indexer Clustering console on the replication server.

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The progress depends on the Replication Factor and the Search Factor.