Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Administration Guide

Reindexing a Suffix While the Directory Server Is Running

When you reindex a suffix, the server examines all of the entries the suffix contains and rebuilds the index files. During reindexing, the contents of the suffix are read-only. Because the server must scan the entire suffix for every attribute that is reindexed, this process might take up to several hours for suffixes with millions of entries. The length of time also depends on the indexes you configure. In addition, while the suffix is being reindexed, it is not available.

ProcedureTo Reindex All Indexes on A Suffix

You can use DSCC to perform this task. For information, see Directory Service Control Center Interface and the DSCC online help.

  1. Reindex all indexes on a suffix.

    $ dsconf reindex -h host -p port suffix-DN

    For example, to initialize all indexes on the dc=example,dc=com suffix, use this command:

    $ dsconf reindex -h host -p port dc=example,dc=com