Versions Compared


  • This line was added.
  • This line was removed.
  • Formatting was changed.


These indices are built initially when Fedora is started for the first time on a non-empty OCFL.  As content is added, updated and deleted, the indices are updated accordingly.   You may at some point wish to rebuild these indices from scratch for a variety of reasons.    For For example,  it is likely that a future change (in subsequent releases) to the index structures could require a rebuild.  In that case you can accomplish this task by simply restarting Fedora with the following flag:


NOTE: Depending on the size of your repository, the type of database,  and/or the capacity of your database server,  the rebuild can take anywhere from a few seconds to several hours (i.e if you have many millions of objects). 

Additional Configuration

To help with long rebuilds, optional properties can be passed in

PropertyDefault ValueNote
-Dfcrepo.rebuild.validationtrueEnables validation of the ocfl repository before running reindexing. Set to false to skip this step.
-Dfcrepo.rebuild.validation.fixityfalseSets a flag in the ocfl validation to run fixity checks on bitstreams during validation. Set to true to enable fixity checks.

Note: -Dfcrepo.rebuild.validation must also be enabled for fixity checking
-Dfcrepo.ocfl.verify.inventorytrueTells the ocfl repository that the inventory for an ocfl object should be validating during read and write operations. Set to false to disable checking of the inventory.