Allows you to delete all data from your data index, and to reset the data index.

You can also use DREINITIAL to restore a backup file (created by using the DREBACKUP index action) to an , using the following index action:



IDOLhost is the IP address or host name of the machine on which is installed.
indexPort is the index port (specified by the DIHPort parameter in the configuration file [Server] section).
path is the path to the location of the backup, created by DREBACKUP.

Note: If you use DREINITIAL to restore from a backup, the index action is added to the backup event list. You can control the length of this list by using the BackupListLength configuration parameter.

The DREINITIAL index action initializes or restores only the index data files, and does not affect your configuration file. When you initialize the index, or restore from a backup, it does not overwrite any configuration file changes you have made.

Note: When you restore from a backup using DREINITIAL, does not reindex the data.

When you want to update a configuration parameter that requires you to reindex your data, you can use DREEXPORTIDX or DREEXPORTXML to export an IDX or XML file. You can then initialize your index, make your configuration changes and index the IDX or XML file back into .


This index action uses port 20001 to reset the data index of a which is located on a machine with the IP address\DataIndex_Backup

This index action uses port 20001 to restore the files backed up on E:\DataIndex_Backup to a located on a machine with the IP address


Parameter Description Required
ArchiveCleanupCutOffTime The latest time for which you want to keep archives.  
HostDetails Whether the restoration must use a backup directory based on a specific host and port combination.  
IgnoreMaxPendingItems Whether to ignore the IndexQueueMaxPendingItems limit for this index action.  
IndexUID An identification code for any document tracking events.  
InitialID The ID of the DREINITIAL index action to process when multiple actions are sent.  
NoArchive Turn off configured archiving for the index action.  
Path The full path to the data backup.  
Priority The priority for the index job.  
RestoreToTime The time to which you want to restore your index.  

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