I have performed several DR tests with indexes. Especially I tested 2 things
- index volume loss (just root path of an index volume was kept, everything below I deleted)
- index volume restores from an older backup
It was index for an Exchange mailbox archive.
In both cases, when an end user performed a search in MS Outlook, he received an error. But it seems that this search attempt launched some automatic "self-heal" on the EV server, and after a few seconds, index volume was ok and up-to-date. (And there was nothing reported about this in EV Event Viewer.)
I think this feature is ok, but I did not find anything in documentation. In Admin Guide, there is something about automatic index metadata synchro, but I think it is something else.
Has anybody some comments to it?
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Yes, that is expected. When EV detects the index is out of date it will update it. I know this is discussed somewhere but I don't have the reference at hand.