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Speeding up Sitecore index rebuilds with a custom MediaItemContentExtractor

Speeding up Sitecore index rebuilds with a custom MediaItemContentExtractor

On a recent Sitecore project of mine we relied very heavily on Lucene indexes and the Sitecore Content Search API. For various reasons we had to rebuild the indexes in almost every production deployment – and the number of content items was approaching 200,000. It would take hours to rebuild the indexes, making deployments unnecessary painful. We identified a number of tweaks when digging through the Content Search API. The biggest improvement by far came from slightly changing the way media items are indexed. A…

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