About this task
® Connections keeps records of deleted files. The seedlistSettings.maximumIncrementalQuerySpanInDays property in the LotusConnections-config.xml
configuration file specifies the number of days for which these records are saved before they are deleted. The records can be deleted by the SearchClearDeletionHistory task after the number of days specified by the property.
You can avoid performance hits by making sure that deletion records are kept long enough to be read by the incremental search crawler. The incremental search crawler needs these deletion records to update the Search index. If the records are deleted before the incremental crawler reads them, updates will be incomplete. When the updates are incomplete, IBM
Connections performs a full crawl instead of an incremental crawl. Full crawls delete the existing Search index and create a new one, which is more time consuming than incremental crawls. To avoid frequent full crawls, make sure that the value of the seedlistSettings.maximumIncrementalQuerySpanInDays property is higher than the span of days between incremental crawls. For example, if incremental crawls happen every four days, ensure that the property value is higher than 4. This ensures that incremental crawls capture all deletion records.
To avoid unnecessary full-search crawls, complete the following steps.
- Use the wsadmin client to access and check out the IBM Connections configuration files:
- Enter the following command to access the IBM Connections configuration file: execfile("connectionsConfig.py")
If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, you must pick the node where the file is stored. This information is not used by the wsadmin client when you are making configuration changes.
- Enter the following command to check out the IBM Connections configuration files:
- working_directory is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied and are stored while you make changes to them. Use forward slashes to separate directories in the file path, even if you are using the Microsoft® Windows® operating system.
AIX® and Linux® only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command does not run successfully.
- cell_name is the name of the WebSphere® Application Server cell hosting the IBM Connections application. This argument is case-sensitive, so type it with care. If you do not know the cell name, type the following command while in the wsadmin command processor:print AdminControl.getCell()
- AIX or Linux:LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("/opt/temp","foo01Cell01")
- Microsoft Windows:LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("c:/temp","foo01Cell01")
- Optional: If you want to find out the current value of a property, you can list the current configuration settings and values using the following command:
- Enter the following command:
is a number greater than or equal to 1.
What to do next
Check the configuration files back in during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out. For more information, see the Applying common configuration property changes
Parent topic: Managing the Search application
Applying common configuration property changes