Sometime you need to debug your Sphinx indexes to know what’s inside it, is it okay, is there document you trying to find? In this case indextool utility might be very handy as it gathers information directly from index files even searchd is not started. Here few examples of indextool usage:
Checking index consistency
One of the most important functions of indextool is
checking index consistency. You will need to have sphinx config
file and index files.
/path/to/indextool -c sphinx.conf --check
This will perform checking of my_sphinx_index for consistency between document list, hit list, positions and other internal sphinx index structures. Please note that indextool is only checking disk indexes (starting from 2.0.2 it could also check on-disk part of Real-Time indexes, but not a memory part). Usual output for healthy index looks likes …