The Rebuild Search Index admin control panel allows administrators to rebuid the forum's search index.
FUDforum includes a full text search function that allows the user to search the messages posted on the forum by both subject and message body. When a user posts a message the text of that message is automatically added to the search index, unless you've set your Forum's FORUM_SEARCH setting to NO.
The search index rebuild process will go through every message on the forum and re-index its data for the search engine. This process, as you can imagine, is VERY CPU intensive and will take a fair amount of time to run. The actual time taken depends on the number of messages you have in your forum.
This process is generally unnecessary, unless you've decided to re-enable the full text search of the forum or have completed an conversion process from a forum other then FUDforum to FUDforum and need to generate a search index of the imported messages.
|WARNING: While this process is running your forum will be disabled.|