Allows you to reduce the space left when documents are deleted from the data index. The DRECOMPACT index action fills the space created through the document deletion with new documents. This process is similar to the de-fragmentation process.

After the compaction is complete, the index action recalculates the SortField information.


HPE recommends that you back up IDOL Server before compacting it.

By default, the DRECOMPACT index action automatically copies the data index to the internalbackup directory in the IDOL Server data directory. To change this directory, set the PreCompactionBackup configuration parameter, or use the Backup index action parameter.


This index action uses port 20001 to compact HPE Content Component, which is located on a machine with the IP address


Parameter Description Required
Backup Whether to perform a backup before compaction.  
NodeTableCompactWindowKB The maximum amount of extra disk space that the server can use to improve compaction.  
Path The path to the directory to save the backup to.  
Type Limits the compaction to only the NodeTable (document storage) stage.  

This index action accepts the following standard index action parameters.

Parameter Description
IgnoreMaxPendingItems Whether to ignore the IndexQueueMaxPendingItems limit for this index action.
IndexUID An identification code for any document tracking events.
NoArchive Turn off configured archiving for the index action.
Priority The priority for the index job.