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Change Search Index Catalog Location

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  1. Dave
    Dave avatar
    3 posts
    15 Aug 2014
    15 Aug 2014
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    I'm trying to change the location of the search index catalog. By default it's  ~\App_Data\Sitefinity\Search but I'd like to move it to a different location that's outside of the website's root directory (c:\MySitefinityIndexCatalogDirectory\). I need to do this to allow file replication across multiple servers. I'm able to change the cataloguesFolder parameter of the LuceneSearchProvider correctly, but then when I try and re-index the index, I get the message "The relative virtual path 'c:\MySitefinityIndexCatalogDirectory\general' is not allowed here. (full error text is below).

    Is it possible to locate the search index catalog outside of the  site and use a non-virtual path?


    Timestamp: 8/15/2014 6:26:01 PM

    Message: HandlingInstanceID: e717bf26-cbf8-4627-9f15-896881858201
    An exception of type 'System.ArgumentException' occurred and was caught.
    08/15/2014 14:26:01
    Type : System.ArgumentException, mscorlib, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089
    Message : The relative virtual path c:\MySitefinityIndexCatalogDirectory\general is not allowed here.
    Source : Unity_ILEmit_DynamicClasses
    Help link : 
    ParamName : 
    Data : System.Collections.ListDictionaryInternal
    TargetSite : Void DeleteCatalogue(System.String)
    HResult : -2147024809
    Stack Trace :    at DynamicModule.ns.Wrapped_LuceneSearchProvider_538f405482064664bf09caa09325932b.DeleteCatalogue(String catalogueName)
       at Telerik.Sitefinity.Services.Search.SearchManager.DeleteCatalogue(String catalogueName)
       at Telerik.Sitefinity.Services.Search.SearchService.DeleteCatalogue(String catalogueName)
       at Telerik.Sitefinity.Publishing.Web.Services.PublishingAdminService.ReindexSearchContent(String providerName, String pointId)
       at SyncInvokeReindexSearchContent(Object , Object[] , Object[] )
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.SyncMethodInvoker.Invoke(Object instance, Object[] inputs, Object[]& outputs)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.DispatchOperationRuntime.InvokeBegin(MessageRpc& rpc)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage5(MessageRpc& rpc)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage41(MessageRpc& rpc)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage4(MessageRpc& rpc)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage31(MessageRpc& rpc)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage3(MessageRpc& rpc)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage2(MessageRpc& rpc)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage11(MessageRpc& rpc)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage1(MessageRpc& rpc)
       at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.MessageRpc.Process(Boolean isOperationContextSet)

    Additional Info:

    MachineName : 
    TimeStamp : 8/15/2014 6:26:01 PM
    FullName : Telerik.Sitefinity.Utilities, Version=6.3.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b28c218413bdf563
    AppDomainName : /LM/W3SVC/15/ROOT-5-130526003915737334
    ThreadIdentity : 
    WindowsIdentity : WABUTLER\dscherpelz
    Requested URL : http://localhost:5899/Sitefinity/Services/Publishing/PublishingService.svc/reindex/cba703ae-cbb1-43ab-842c-4f3119a7da65/

    Category: ErrorLog

    Priority: 0

    EventId: 90000

    Severity: Error

    Title:Enterprise Library Exception Handling


    App Domain: /LM/W3SVC/15/ROOT-5-130526003915737334

    ProcessId: 19900

    Process Name: C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS Express\iisexpress.exe

    Thread Name: 

    Win32 ThreadId:119828

    Extended Properties: 

  2. Sabrie Nedzhip
    Sabrie Nedzhip avatar
    534 posts
    17 Aug 2017
    20 Aug 2014
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    Hi Dave,

    Is it an option for you to configure the Sitefinity's App_Data folder to be on a shared virtual directory as described in the following article. This way each server will access the App_Data folder from a single location.

    Sabrie Nedzhip
    Do you want to have your say in the Sitefinity development roadmap? Do you want to know when a feature you requested is added or when a bug fixed? Explore the Telerik Sitefinity CMS Ideas&Feedback Portal and vote to affect the priority of the items
  3. Dave
    Dave avatar
    3 posts
    15 Aug 2014
    20 Aug 2014
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    I ended up moving the index back to the ~\App_Data folder. It worked better for us to do that so the index can be rebuilt.

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