Search server index updating paused

Tomorrow’s release requires us to update the main server and the search servers at the same time. This presents a bit of a chicken-and-the-egg problem: We need to build new indexes even before we’ve migrated the database to our new schema.

To accomplish this, I’ve stopped index updating and created a separate database that will allow me to build some indexes that will be a few hours out of date when we release tomorrow. They will be slightly old, but at least we will have indexes that work.

I expect the indexes to be up to date about 3 hours of the release is complete. If you find the indexed search out of date, please use the direct search in the meantime.

Sorry for any inconveniences this may cause.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s