Set-up monitoring for all our pre-dogfood servers for all the checks we have, but especially last successful re-index. If last successful re-index is more than x (ex.:3) days old, an email alert should be sent out.
Here is a real-world example of why having checks on all pre-dogfood servers would have made everything smoother. An unidentified commit in trunk is causing indexing to crash:
If we had been warned by a pre-dogfood sever, we could have found the commit and fixed the problem a few days after it appearing.
Note that this type of crash can also happen with some data not yet supported by the indexer, and thus, it can happen at any time, not just on code changes. And with a broken index, a Tiki site can be in big trouble because it doesn't just skip over the problem, it just dies. We are fortunate to have tons of data on all the pre-dogfood servers.
Because of issue 4609, we are stuck with respect to testing Unified Search with MySQL in trunk. Once this is solved, maybe something else will be discovered, so we to know ASAP so it's stable enough for Tiki12. This is crucial as per Search Dilemma
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