I am not a technical person. Just the site manager. The link you provided is way over my pay grade, knowledge and skill level. However I did copy paste the mini program suggested in the documentation to generate the Current Permanent Directory which you said may be incorrect. Here is what was displayed when I opened the test page I created.:
THIS IS PROGRAM TO SEE WHERE THE CURRENT PERMANENT DIRECTORY
I personally have No clue if /var/lib/xwiki/data is correct. - even looking at the documentation link you provided.
This is what I know because I personally did all of the following:
- Personally I do not have the skill set to do the unix level upgrades to 12.6. That was done by a seasoned expert on the Pi. operating system. And hence he did the unix component to upgrade both Pi.production and Pi.backup to 12.6.1 After that was done I tested both Pi.production and Pi.backup and they seemed fine.
Initially he also installed the initial Standard Xwiki on both Pi.production and Pi.backup computers (that subsequently worked for months before upgrade to 12.6).
Before upgrade to 12.6 I had never used reindex (because I did not know reindex existed).
For months before upgrade to 12.6 both Pi.production and Pi.backup computers were able to return user created pages (and xwiki pages) when, for example, Donor or Platform was entered (and dozens and dozens of other words) into the magnifying glass field. In other words the hourglass entered words / questions worked perfectly in Pi.production and Pi.backup. Really well. awesome.
Pi. Production and Pi.backup were both upgraded to XWIKI 12.6.1. After upgrade to 12.6 I honestly do not know if hourglass questions worked because I did not test. I only skimmed pages and tested a dozen or so links within random pages and ALL the links tested worked perfectly as expected.
4 After the upgrade to 12.6.1, I satisfied myself that both Pi.production and Pi.backup worked as I would expect and they did.
Then I did do an export of Pi.production using (created and modified and select all) and then imported all the selected pages to Pi.backup. [Global Administration export import is another issue]
Pi.backup … After importing Pi.production, I checked Pi.backup and a quick look, everything looked OK however there were a few links within the user created pages that had link? behind it. Ie the page cross reference after import was imperfect. This has happened before and no big deal. Normally I fix one by one by entering [link word and that has always fixed the ?.
Pi.backup … This time I found “reindex” after serious research and I followed the instructions to reindex in the Global Administration Search area. I could see the item count increase and then decrease. It certainly looked like the reindex was working. It also changed the other Searh input fields back to the initial setting and looked perfect as it worked. I had no inkling that reindex was not working properly.
After the reindex finished, I checked the user created pages to see if the link? had been fixed and they had. I thought GREAT, AWESOME I did not need to fix link? one by one
7.Pi.backup :: Later in the day I searched using the magnifying glass for the words Donor and the word Platform. At the time I did the search the screen in front of me was the Donor page and later the Platform pages I created. So I knew these specific user pages existed and yet when I searched using the magnifying glass field and entered Donor and then Platform and several other words that I knew existed they all returned no items found.
Pi.backup :: When I used the magnifying glass search for the word Platform, some XWIKI pages did get selected and shown. However no user created pages with Platform appeared.
I posted my reindex issue on the XWIKI forum and did not have a response the next day. I assumed that there was an easy fix and I goofed somehow. Thank you Vincent for responding. I have seen your name on dozens of documentation pages. Thank you for your help.
Pi.backup :: To see if I could fix the index issue, I imported to Pi.backup the Pi.production export used the last time - again using exactly the same options.
This time I did not not use the reindex on the Pi.backup. .
I searched for Donation and it came up with multiple user pages (exactly as it should have). And I searched for many other words that I knew were in the wiki and they all showed up. Perfect. Problem fixed.
And hence from my perspective, the index issues with Pi.backup were fixed and I noted to myself to never to use reindex again because it destroyed my user created pages index.
I know that with your expertise, you will know exactly what the issue is. I look forward to your solution and appreciate your help.
Thanks for your help.