How to fix Magento 2.0 Index Management stuck at processing state?

There's no var/lock to delete inside Magento 2 root directory, so old ways to fix this are obsolete.

Forcing with these new CLI didn't work either:

sudo -u www-data php /var/www/html/magento2/bin/magento cache:flush
sudo -u www-data php /var/www/html/magento2/bin/magento indexer:reindex

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Indexer status is stored in indexer_state table so try to update the status manually using:

update magento.indexer_state set status='invalid' where status ='working'
  • Thanks @Alex P, I'll give it a try later and let you know. :)
    – chrone
    Commented Dec 9, 2015 at 10:59
  • Alex P, it works! Thanks :D Turned out it was causing by the latest update of php7.0-fpm in Ubuntu 14.04 exiting with SegFault every time the cron indexer ran.
    – chrone
    Commented Dec 10, 2015 at 0:40
  • This only changes the status of index. When i re-index again, the problem re-occurs. Any solution for that ? Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 9:49
  • Have you tried to get the latest Magento 2.0.2 release? It should be compatible with PHP 7 and no segmentation faults should occur anymore. Commented Feb 15, 2016 at 9:53
  • no i haven't tried that. I will check it, thank you. Commented Feb 16, 2016 at 6:20

You can fix this from the command line by reseting the index which will invalidate the state of the index and remove the processing flag from the index.

php bin/magento indexer:reset

Optionally you may also append the index name to the command to just just reset that index.

  • this command doesn't exist for me in 2.0.4
    – jtate
    Commented Feb 20, 2017 at 14:23

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