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What Happens When The Content Server Is Indexing Documents? (Doc ID 564283.1)

Last updated on MARCH 05, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 5.0 to [Release Stellent to 10gR3]
Oracle WebCenter Content - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


There are several different types of search engines that can be used by the Content Server, this article uses Verity as an example, most of the Content Server processes are the same regardless of the search engine, only the internal workings of the search engine itself are different.

This article provides FAQs to explain what happens when Verity is indexing documents and describes the important files, and directory structures used with Verity indexing.

This is a general overview of the Indexing process and is useful for understanding how Verity works.

For more information on how Verity Works, also see <Note 563167.1 > What Happens during a Verity Collection Rebuild Cycle?

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 What are the Basic Steps when Indexing?
 What Actually Happens with Indexing?
 What is in the Search Directory Folder Structure?
 How does Verity store the search index on the file system?
 What is the Activeindex.hda File?
 What is the state.hda File?
 What is the changes.txt File?
 What is the lockwait.dat File?
 What is a Lock Files?
 How do Lock Files Work?
 General Information:
 What are the Repository Manager Options:
 What Versions of Verity are Used in Content Server?
 Will IdcAnalyzer Help Fix Indexer Issues?

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