Creating Missing Indexes for Retain Tables

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  • 07-Apr-2015
  • 25-Jun-2018




I'm missing an index in one of the Retain database tables and it is affecting my archive job speeds.  How do I create the index?


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If any are missing, they can be created as follows, depending on which one is missing.  Only issue the command for the missing index.  Before making ANY change to your database, you - of course - should back it up. This can be done through a dump of the MySQL database, which is the recommended method; otherwise, back up the disk that contains the datadir.

Or, in the case of MS SQL, you can back up the database from within the SQL Server Management Studio.

CREATE INDEX [Key_name] ON [retain database name].[table name] ([Column_name]);


CREATE INDEX idx_hash_d ON retain.t_document (hash);

CREATE nonclustered INDEX [name of index] ON
[retain database name].dbo.[table name] ([Column_name]);


CREATE nonclustered INDEX idx_hash_d ON retain.dbo.t_document (hash);


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This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 2515.