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Restarts Indexing - Index completes, then sometime later st

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:46 am
by hokiet
I have been using X1 for only a couple of weeks after a several year hiatus.

Indexing finished, then I noticed a few days later it had restarted. Then it happened again. And now, after about 2.4M items indexed, it has restarted again.

Re: Restarts Indexing - Index completes, then sometime late

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 10:06 am
by Kenward
Indexing is not a one-off process. X1 is supposed to look for new things that it should index. Maybe it is just trying to keep up to date.

Re: Restarts Indexing - Index completes, then sometime late

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 3:18 pm
by hokiet
That makes complete sense, but the # items indexed is reset. It will go from 2 or 3 Million items indexed to 100k-300k indexed - it appears to be starting over, not amending.

Re: Restarts Indexing - Index completes, then sometime late

PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 1:45 am
by Kenward
That's different.

What view do you see that in? Files? Email?

You have to be careful about X1's indexing indicators. It sometimes shows a wonky "% indexed" in the status. The % sometimes refers to the % completed since the latest session, not the whole file system. It may say 25% when it means 25% of the files since it started catching up with the previous index session. So that can be 25% of 2% (the unindexed files).

You will have to provide more details before anyone can begin to unravel what is going on.

Re: Restarts Indexing - Index completes, then sometime late

PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:59 am
by hokiet
It was my battery.

My machine/Windows was crashing as I would put my laptop to sleep, and it would die before I made it home 20 minutes later.

X1 did not handle these crashes and the database got corrupt, and started reindexing. I've replaced the battery, no sleep crashes, I haven't had my 3M+ item index start over since. Kenward - thanks for the replies to get me looking at things!

Re: Restarts Indexing - Index completes, then sometime late

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:37 am
by Kenward
Good detective work Sherlock.

In other words, not what you would call a "graceful exit" in Windows.

You are sorted now, but you might have prevented this by shutting down the PC, and X1, rather than sending it to sleep. I have seen too many tales of "sleep woe", even on mains powered PCs, to use that feature,