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On Sharepoint 2013, I am using a search web part that is looking into all the blog sites and retrieves the posts. My Search query is this:

contentclass:STS_ListItem_Posts and  -Title="Welcome to my blog!" -ContentClass=urn:content-class:SPSPeople

There is a particular Blog Site that is not processed by the search query. So, I am thinking that I should reindex (index reset) this site. Do you think that this is a good idea? Is there any chance that reindexing will trigger any alerts on the subscribers?

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Reset the entire search index? No. Reindex a specific site via the button in site settings? Shouldn't cause any issues.

Also, check the site setting: "allow this site to appear in search results". And, it wouldn't hurt to verify with IT that the account that is used for the crawl has access to the site.

  • The account is indeed having access to the site. Shall I make a backup before reindexing this particular site? – dimitrisd Jun 25 '19 at 13:31
  • I can never suggest not taking a backup. That's always a good policy, though reindexing shouldn't cause any issues. After all, the account doing the crawl should have read-only access anyway, and shouldn't have the ability to modify anything. Also, there's a decent chance that IT is running a full crawl on some sort of schedule anyway, so this shouldn't be a big issue to do. – Mike2500 Jun 25 '19 at 13:56

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