Backup the Search Index

You can backup the Search index on the client where the Search Engine is installed.

Before You Begin

  • Stop all running content indexing jobs.
  • Stop all Search Engine services.
  • We recommend that the storage policy used in this procedure has retention of 0 days, 1 cycle.
  • Only full backups are supported for this procedure.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, click to Client Computers and click the client where Search Engine is installed.
  2. Expand the Search Engine client.
  3. If the client is deconfigured (the icon is dimmed), right-click File System, point to All Tasks, and then click Reconfigure.
  4. Under the Search Engine client, click File System > defaultBackupSet.
  5. On the defaultBackupSet tab, right-click the default subclient and click Properties.
  6. On the Content tab, click Browse.
  7. Go to the index directory.

    The default index directory is located in Commvault installation directory\CVCIEngine\solr\CIIndex

  8. In CI Index, select the index folder and the EXTStoreIndex folder, and then click Add.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Right-click the default subclient and click Backup.
  11. Select Backup Type as Full.
  12. Click OK.

Last modified: 2/15/2019 6:59:15 PM