Initialize the Data Index

You can discard the data that your IDOL Content component data index contains and reset it to the state it was in when you first installed the IDOL Content component. This operation also clears the contents of the index queue, including any queued index actions. Your configuration file is not reset to its initial state.

You can initialize the data index either by sending an action from your Web browser, or by using the IDOL Admin interface.

To initialize the data index by sending an action from your Web browser

Send a DREINITIAL action (case sensitive) from your Web browser:



ContentHost is the IP address or host name of the machine on which the IDOL Content component is installed.
indexPort is the IDOL Content component index port (specified as IndexPort in the [Server] section of the IDOL Content component configuration file).

HPE also recommends adding the InitialID parameter to the DREINITIAL index action. The DREINITIAL index action resets the index, so it always returns its index ID as 1. When you set an InitialID, the IDOL Server GetStatus action reports the InitialID of the last DREINITIAL that it processed, which allows you to check whether the DREINITIAL index action has been completed. The InitialID also ensures that if the server receives the same request multiple times, it processes only the first one.

For example:

This action uses port 20001 to reset the data index of an IDOL Content component that is located on a machine with the IP address to its original state.

To initialize the data index by using IDOL Admin

  1. In the Service Control tab in the Console page, click Initialize IDOL Content.

    A confirmation message appears.

  2. Click Delete it.

You can monitor the progress of the DREINITIAL action in the Recent Tasks panel.