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    What exactly is the purpose of this? To free up space on the database?

    I'm doing a lot of upgrades to my forums and I was wondering if I need to do this? My search index is 53mbs.

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    It makes sure your search engine maintains accurate, up to date information. If you delete half your posts for example you'd want your search index to take account of that by re-indexing. It will only use less space if you've removed a lot of posts and therefore the record of them in the index can be removed.

    I've found this option is very useful if you want to move your database and have a very slow connection - you can dump the search index, which usually amounts to half the size of your database, transfer it and then re-index once you've changed hosts.


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