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indexerinfo.exe reference (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

FAST Search Server 2010

Published: May 12, 2010

Use the indexerinfo tool to retrieve information about the Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint indexer, such as the number of items indexed or the status of the indexing process.

note Note:

To use a command-line tool, verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: You are a member of the FASTSearchAdministrators local group on the computer where FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is installed.

<FASTSearchFolder>\bin\indexerinfo [options] <command>

Where:

  • <FASTSearchFolder> is the path of the folder where you have installed FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, for example C:\FASTSearch.

indexerinfo options

Option (and short name) Default Value Description

--help (-h)

<none>

Displays help.

--version (-v)

<none>

Displays version information.

-a

<none>

Runs the commands for all indexers (index columns and indexer rows) in the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint farm.

--clustername

webcluster

This option is not used. Do not set to another value than the default value.

--subsystem

indexing

This option is not used. Do not set to another value than the default value.

--column=

0

Request information for a specific index column.

Set this option without specifying a row option to run the command on all indexer servers (primary and backup) in the specified index column.

To find a column identifier, use the command indexerinfo -a status or look up the column number for the indexer servers in the deployment.xml configuration file.

--row=

0

Request information for a specific indexer row. Row 0 is the primary indexer.

Set this option without specifying a column option to run the command on all indexer servers of the same type (primary or backup) in the specified indexer row.

To find a row identifier, use the command indexerinfo -a status or look up the row number for the indexer servers in the deployment.xml configuration file.

indexerinfo commands

Command Value Description

doccount

<collection>

Returns the total number of items in the index column. Specify a content collection to retrieve the item count for one content collection within the index column.

If indexing is ongoing, this number may include some unindexed items which have arrived in the indexer but which have not been indexed yet. To determine how many items have actually been indexed, use the status command.

reportcontents

<collection>

Returns a list of all items for the indexer or for a specific collection. Items are reported as internal identifiers in the format: <internal_doc_id>_<collection_id>. Used for debugging.

note Note:

This command will impact indexer performance when running.

fixmlfillrate

Identifies the total number of valid (active) items vs. invalidated (deleted/updated) items. When an item is deleted or updated, the old version is not removed immediately. Very low fill rates can affect indexing performance.

note Note:

This command is related to the pre-index item storage (FiXML files).

listcontrollers

Lists all query matching servers connected to the indexer.

hasdocument

< item>

Checks an indexer for one item, specified as an internal identifier in the format: <internal_doc_id>_<collection_id>. Used for debugging.

activeindexset

Reports the current active index set on the indexer. The index set determines which version of the index is used for each indexing partition. Used for debugging.

status

Retrieves a status report about the indexer(s) in XML format. For details on the XML status report syntax, see indexerinfo XML status report syntax (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint).

The report provides the following main information:

  • Total number of items indexed in each partition.

  • Total number of items indexed in this indexer, and total number not yet indexed.

  • Status of the indexing process on each partition (idle, waiting, indexing or copying).

  • The last operation received by the indexer, and when it occurred.

  • The column role of the indexer, for fault tolerance (primary or backup)

Tip Tip:

You can get a similar XML status report about search status from the searchinfo tool.

Examples

To report the number of items in each indexer, run the following command in a FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell:

indexerinfo -a doccount

To retrieve an XML status report for the primary indexer in index column 1, run the following command in a FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell:

indexerinfo --row=0 --column=1 status
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