How to re-index bucket for Riak Search

Luke Bakken lbakken at
Thu Dec 11 13:19:35 EST 2014

Hi Jeffrey,

The process you outline is the current way to deal with schema
changes. I've escalated the need for a better solution since this has
been a common scenario.

Luke Bakken
Engineer / CSE
lbakken at

On Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Jeffrey Peck <chaimpeck at> wrote:
> I have a bucket with about 5 million objects, associated with a search index. I recently made a change to the schema and I would like Riak to re-index all data in the bucket.
> Is this possible?
> This is not for production. I am just experimenting, so it is not a major problem if I need to re-process everything, but I would like to know if there is a more efficient way to do this.
> My guess would be to write a script that fetches objects from all keys in the bucket and re-inserts those objects, triggering a re-index. However, it seems like there should be a more efficient way.
> Thanks!
> - Chaim
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