What Is File Monitoring and Live Indexing?
The difference between file monitoring and live indexing is that file monitoring registers Windows file system events and re-indexes documents as soon as they are modified, while live indexing scans the repositories and re-indexes modified documents at short intervals (ex.: 300 seconds). By default, file monitoring and live indexing are enabled. You can however disable them to save CPU resources and speed up CES.
To disable file monitoring or live indexing
On the Coveo server, access the Administration Tool (see Opening the Administration Tool).
Access the Sources and Collections page (Index > Sources and Collections).
In the Sources section, click the appropriate source. The Status page is displayed.
Click Disable File Monitoring or Disable Live Indexing (to re-enable it, click Enable File Monitoring or Enable Live Indexing).
Moreover, file monitoring cannot be enabled on a source whose address is a specific file (ex.: \\CoveoServer\HelpFiles\CESOnlineHelp.docx).