I have a few questions about the use and configuration of FESS. The documentation does not seem to cover these issues.
I’m using FESS 13 (current version) on Windows 10
1.) .I’m using FESS mainly to index Files on Windows SMB shares. The files on interest here are documents such as doc and PDF files. Now FESS would also index and crawl files types that are irrelevant in my searches (such as xml, zip and other types). Now I was wondering how I can limit indexing to to those file types. (e.g. I have to index all pdf files but I do NOT need to contest of a xml file indexed). How can I do that ?
2.) Is it possible to install FESS as a system device that would autostart so I do not need to be logged on to windows? There are a few files called fess-service-*** and a “service.bat” file in the bin folder which would suggest that the whole search appliance can be installed as a system service. How can that be done ? Is there any documentation available ?
3.) Thumbnail view is not working. I’ve already enabled the option under General Configuration, but no Thumbnail are displayed in the search results yet
4.) index reset – Is there any way to complete reset (or erase if you will) the entire index, in order to start a ‘clean recrawl’ of all the resources ?
Thank you for your Help