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Disabling or Enabling Indexing

You can manually disable and re-enable indexing to pause crawlers. While disabled, the index is no longer being updated but can still return results for incoming queries.

It is recommended to disable indexing while you modify connector parameters to ensure no source using the modified connector are being indexed. Temporarily disabling indexing can also be useful to devote maximum CPU resources to querying when querying and indexing processes fight for CPU.

To disable or enable queries

  1. On the Coveo server, access the Administration Tool (see Opening the Administration Tool).

  2. Navigate to the Details page (Status > Details).

  3. In the System State section, next to the Indexing is [current_state] status, click [Disable] or [Enable].

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