Lucene search

In Bigace v3 the MySQL search was replaced with Lucene.


Currently Bigace indexes the following data automatically when adding or updating/saving:

  1. User
  2. Pages (metadata and content)
  3. Image metadata (like name, description ...)
  4. File metadata (like name, description ...)
    • Docx (MS Word 2010)
    • Pptx (MS Powerpoint 2010)


Re-indexing is the process of reloading all content into the search index. This process is, depending on your amount of data in Bigace, pretty time- and memory consuming. You should not use this function unless you have pretty good reasons for it.

Legal reasons could be:

  • a crashed index

  • a missing index after Bigace migration

  • ...