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Does Sphinx need updates if forum database password is changed?
by hilaryl
15 Jan 2018 00:30

I'm undertaking a security update and want to change the password for our forum database.

I've done this before, with no issue, and have just updated this line in the config.php file


We now use Sphinx as our forum search. Does anyone know if I need to change or do anything extra now when I update that password?

I did try it, forum looked ok, but the search and things like 'new posts' that use the Sphinx search had an error.

Anyone know?

Edit to add: We're using vbulletin 4.x; linux server

snakes1100 15 Jan 2018 12:03

Yes, you'll need to change the db passwd in the one of the two locations & then you can run a cmd from your ssh terminal to force a new index & rotate them

Im assuming your using digitalpoints mod, so change the db passwd in sphinx.conf.ini

If u dont use digitalpoints mod, then you need to modify sphinx.conf

path to index as it will most likely differ on your system

cmds to run:

locate indexer
/path/to/indexer --rotate --all

if that dont show updated threads/posts, do this below:
then HUP/restart searchd

hilaryl 16 Jan 2018 04:49

Thanks - that's great. :)

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