Is there any way (via API, or if not, by directly copying files) to export and import the indexed items from one Fredhopper indexer instance to another?

I can get all the items via the following URL, but don't know how to import them on the other instance: /fredhopper/query?fh_view_size=all&fh_view=lister

Both the Indexers are on-prem, FAS version (107262) coupled with SmartTarget 2014 SP1.

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Export the configuration

For Unix: bin/capture-export INSTANCE-NAME path/to/output.zip -c -i -x -l

For windows: bin\capture-export INSTANCE-NAME path/to/output.zip -c -i -x -l

[Edit] Use the -O switch to define the output file name. Use any of the options to specify what should be included in the capture: -c - config data; -i - indices; -l - log files; -x - processed XML; -s - stack traces of processes.

Import the configuration and reindex the data

For Unix: bin/capture-import INDEXER-INSTANCE /path/to/capture.zip

For windows bin\capture-import INDEXER-INSTANCE X:\path\to\capture.zip

Next, you will need to reindex your Fredhopper instance.

Unix:       bin/reindex INDEXER-INSTANCE
Windows:    bin\reindex INDEXER-INSTANCE

Please verify that your data has been loaded successfully and correctly and that there are no errors in the relevant log files.

After the re-index also required to publish your configuration.

I hope it helps.

  • The capture-export also requires an instance name. Any information on what all those parameters mean? As mentioned I only need the indexed items, not the configuration etc. Btw, am still struggling with this, I get 0KBs for the export packages.
    – Atila Sos
    Commented Jan 22, 2018 at 14:47
  • Instance names you can refer to your topology.txt on [fredhopper-home]\fredhopper\config, This topology file defines your indexing and live servers, also double check that environment has a processed xml or not on this location fredhopper/data/instances/[instance-name]/data/xml/processed/batch
    – Velmurugan
    Commented Jan 22, 2018 at 15:14
  • Updated the Answers HTML source to visible the Instance-name in the command, it was due to html > and <
    – Velmurugan
    Commented Jan 22, 2018 at 15:19
  • Hm, yeah, that would explain them not showing up in your answer. For "Any information on what all those parameters mean? " I meant to ask about the parameters for the capture-export, in other words what do the -c -i -x -l mean? When I open the Business Manager I can see indexed items, but will check the files tomorrow and leave an update.
    – Atila Sos
    Commented Jan 22, 2018 at 15:33
  • Updated answers to included the parameters details
    – Velmurugan
    Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 10:20

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