How to Manually Reindex Magento Via SSH

Occasionally Magento will encounter errors while indexing which can prevent the ability to re-index the catalog. Sometimes these errors will be seen as missing indexes in the Index Management section of the store.

To manually reindex the store log in via SSH and navigate to the store root directory. Then enter the following:

All indexes will be updated. Watch for errors that could indicate further issues.

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Hans-Eirik Hanifl is a forward thinking e-commerce and marketing consultant. As an advocate for the free exchange of knowledge, he founded E-Commerce Gorilla as a place where like-minded individuals can ask questions and share their expertise on practical solutions in the area of e-commerce and marketing. He is the owner of TRM Marketing and an avid supporter of the open source community.

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