[Koha] no result for search books

Repke de Vries repke at xs4all.nl
Tue May 19 09:42:09 NZST 2009

dear Nicole,  dear Zahid

(my remarks also relate to "how to run zebra deamon" from earlier  
today where Nicole added the same advice):

with an ordinary Koha installation everything is set but as per  
Nicole's advice needs the rebuild-zebra (see the FAQ she points to)  
on a regular basis to bring the wheels in motion.
What rebuild-zebra does is taking a copy of  all the new or changed  
bibliographic or authority records in your Koha database and have  
them indexed by Zebra for searching. The moment the index is done,  
you can search.  Rebuild-zebra also checks if records were deleted  
and removes them from the index.

HOWEVER: there must be a mistake in the FAQ because the parameter -r  
is *not* correct for hourly or every minute automatic running (this  
is what a cronjob does) of rebuild-zebra.
It should be -z.   And -a is for re-indexing authority records and -b  
for the biblio records. So: -a -b -z
This is what happens with -z: rebuild-zebra *first* checks in a  
special table in your Koha database (called: zebraqueque) which  
records were added, changed or deleted and then only copies / notices  
these and re-indexes.
This is what happens with -r:  the index is "reset" and *all* your  
records are copied from the Koha database for building a complete new  
index: could be thousands and thousands of them.
Imagine you start this "-r"  from scratch every minute in an  
automated way:  bad news for your Koha performance.

Correct me if I am wrong but this what we found out the hard way.

Yours, Repke de Vries

Op 18-mei-2009, om 13:15 heeft Nicole Engard het volgende geschreven:

> This may help: http://koha.org/documentation/faq/why-dont-i-see-new- 
> search-results
> If not - then I'll have to leave it to the experts to help you.
> ---
> Nicole C. Engard
> Open Source Evangelist, LibLime
> (888) Koha ILS (564-2457) ext. 714
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> http://blogs.liblime.com/open-sesame/
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 2:03 AM, zahidiqbal_isb
> <zahidiqbal_isb at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> my network administrator have installed koha3 on debian.
>> i have added some marc records manually.
>> when i search book in opac it display "No Result found"
>> i have search on nabble for the error, some says to enable zebra  
>> indexes,
>> some says to run zebraqueue_daemon.pl and some says to run  
>> rebuild_zebra.pl.
>> i am so much confused which step to perform first.
>> any one knows how to enable zebra index or configure the zebra  
>> step by step
>> .
>> i am new to koha ....can any one guide me properly?
>> Regards,
>> Zahid Iqbal
>> AD, International Islamic University Islamabad.
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