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muboldi
Feb 7, 2011, 09:55 AM
Hi...

Enviroment:
xServe OSX Server 10.6.6 fresh install (no upgrade from Leopard)
internal HD: 1 for system, 2 (2TB each) for data
1 external FireWire RIAD 6 TB for TM Backup
client MacPro OSX 10.6.6
ps. we move aprox 600 gb of data every month from/to the server

Problem:
when searching from client we can found some data but not all.

Tried solution till now (the problem still there):
A_ I check spotlight is on on share points with server admin = is on on all shared volumes
B_ I drag booth data volumes to the privacy list of spotlight preference pane, but no indexing start
C_ terminal command:
mdutil -s /
reply = Indexing Enabled

mdutil -s /Volumes/Data_1 (witch is one my data volume name)
reply = no index
it is correct???

sudo mdutil -E /
spotlight start indexing server18 (that is the server name

I look the root of every volumes with hidden files shown and I can find in each a .Spotlight-V100 directory the one in the Data_1 volume is 344 mb

Other ideas
seems I need to force rebuiding the indexes in booth the 2 data volumes, but I do know how to do.

the interesting will be to create a Automator script to perform reindexing periodically every Sunday night to ensure good search result.

any one can please help?

Thanks