I'm trying to separate magento back end and front end in 2 nodes. I follow the HOW-TO on magento site. Now I have two installation of magento that work properly. My problem comes when magento start reindex process. It doesn't stop, it's in pending state since friday (5 days). I try to stop it by removing all locks file in /var/locks folder and restarting apache, but nothing has changed. Now I can't restart it because magento throw me an exception because reindex is in progress and I can't install any extension.

How can I restore the state of reindex process?

  • Make sure you are removing the items from the var/locks folder under your magento instance. I do not think it should have the first / Aug 6, 2014 at 15:49
  • @DavidManners. Please put your comment as an answer.
    – Marius
    Mar 31, 2015 at 6:54

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Make sure that the var/locks folder you are clearing is under your Magento root dir and not simply your base linux var folder.

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